Italian media escort Russian military doctors from the country

The Italian government does not intend to extend the presence of Russian specialists in the country, used by "Putin propaganda" against the EU and NATO. It is reported by the Italian newspaper La Repubblica.

Rome will answer “no, thank you” to Moscow’s proposal to extend the “military mission” aimed at fighting COVID-19. This is explained in an elementary way - contrary to the statements of the Kremlin, not one of the regions of Italy turned to the Russian military with a request for help.

The proposal of the Russians was rejected by the Friuli-Venezia Giulia region, and Piedmont had already resolved its problems on its own.

Not addressed and do not feel the need. We turned exclusively to the patriarchy, with which we are associated because of the church of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker, there we generously donated masks and protective suits. After that, the ambassador in Rome wrote to us, offering the services of disinfectors that are present in Lombardy. We thanked him, but we do not need them at all

- reported from the office of Michele Emiliano, head of the Apulia region.

More than a month has passed since the start of Operation "From Russia with Love", which has no clear plan and agreements drawn up on paper. The emergency in Italy is coming to an end, so that a team of chemists can begin to gather home.

At the same time, everyone praises the work of Russian doctors in Bergamo and chemists who have disinfected more than 90 nursing homes in Lombardy. However, the presence of this contingent in Italy is becoming a source of awkwardness. After all, “Moscow propaganda” floods the world-wide network with messages about the work of rescuers, the enthusiasm of the local population, the inactivity of NATO and the EU. This anti-European and anti-Atlantic message poses a risk to Italy when it depends on financial support from Brussels.

The situation is unprecedented, since a unit not belonging to the allies operates in the territory of the NATO country. Moreover, Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte personally asked for the departure of Russians to Italy, while Foreign Minister Luigi Di Mayo personally met them.

All movements of Russians were accompanied by the Italian military, they were always together, but separately. Such actions by the Italian Ministry of Defense gave guarantees to NATO partners that the Russians would not come close to the Alliance’s facilities. There was only one tense situation when the Civil Defense Service of the Lombardy region decided to expand the sanitation of houses in the province of Brescia.

There is an American base where nuclear bombs are stored and there is the only squadron capable of using nuclear weapons. Therefore, the presence of Russians could cause concern in the Pentagon. The risk of a close collision was avoided due to the fact that nursing homes were located at a distance of at least 40 km from the facility. So when the Russians board their Il aircraft again, many will be able to breathe a sigh of relief.
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  1. Yuri Mikhailovsky (Yuri Mikhailovsky) 2 May 2020 18: 10
    After a year, everyone will find out about the heroic salvation by the US Army of Italy from the epidemic.
    1. Alexei Ushakov Offline Alexei Ushakov
      Alexei Ushakov (Alexey Ushakov) 2 May 2020 18: 41
      Yes, and do not care. Do good - throw it into the water.))
      1. Good to do - do not care about the wind.
    2. And the damned Russians organized the epidemic ...
  2. Vlad Petrov Offline Vlad Petrov
    Vlad Petrov (Vladimir) 2 May 2020 19: 47
    The number of infected in Italy for a month from 20.03 a day fell from 6 thousand to 2 thousand. So they decided that it was "relieved." However, Italy is in second place in the number of deaths due to coronavirus - more only in the USA. And more than 20 thousand health workers fell ill, 150 of whom died ..
  3. rotkiv04 Online rotkiv04
    rotkiv04 (Victor) 2 May 2020 21: 13
    Yes, yet Shapoklyak was right - you cannot become famous for good deeds. It would be better if the strategist sent them to disinfect Moscow, there would be more benefit for the country. But partners, as always, were more important.
  4. Bulanov Offline Bulanov
    Bulanov (Vladimir) 2 May 2020 23: 47
    The mission is accomplished, the "sleepers" have received new instructions, the bookmarks have been made, the beacons have been placed where necessary, and you can go home. The guys did a good job! Hello Nate!
  5. RFR Offline RFR
    RFR (RFR) 3 May 2020 01: 30
    Why did you expect that we would cease to be enemies with the West. Were 400 years old, and suddenly they stopped, but no, it’s forever. And you must always remember this, and not fawn on "partners".
    1. GRF Offline GRF
      GRF 3 May 2020 09: 29
      No one expected anything. There was help in the Messina earthquake, then a war with fascism, including Italian, so that all of a sudden.
      I am ashamed of you, because you, probably, save the German girl by a Russian soldier - also consider a swindle? For there is no difference!
      Russian military doctors are helping to save lives, not fawning. And there is no need to throw on the fan here, dividing - the leadership and "ordinary" soldiers ...
      It is foolish to assent to enemies in insulting themselves.
  6. oracul Offline oracul
    oracul (leonid) 3 May 2020 07: 39
    It seems that we are asking for it. Not worth it. I hope that the visit is useful. Our physicians have gained experience in dealing with an emergency. For this they helped. The West is the West. So, "take your overcoat, let's go home."
  7. Panting Offline Panting
    Panting (Vyacheslav) 3 May 2020 09: 46
    Having extended a helping hand, do not forget to dodge the kick of gratitude!
    1. monman Offline monman
      monman (Garik Mokin) 3 May 2020 20: 14
      Having extended a helping hand, do not forget to dodge the kick of gratitude!

      Vyacheslav, and you are mostly right. Waking example. Russia sent amers Ruslan with help. Trump to the whole world said to Russia “Thank you very much”. Peskov told the whole world that America said “Thank you very much” to Russia for humanitarian aid. But what Peskov did not say is how much $$$ the US should pay. Shy, probably - ashamed to ask for $$$ for humanitarian assistance. And they billed America in the amount of $ 660 thousand. The USA silently ate it and paid. But when help was opened, it turned out that part of the load was useless, as in Italy.

      According to the press secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov, the agreement on the dispatch of the humanitarian cargo was reached during a telephone conversation between the leaders of the two states. "Against the background of a difficult epidemiological situation in America, assistance was offered in the form of medical equipment and protective equipment," he stressed. Peskov did not mention that part of the "humanitarian aid" would be paid for. "
      “After a whole series of approvals, the Russian Foreign Ministry nevertheless admitted that half of the" humanitarian cargo "was paid for by the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF). The rest of the American side must pay "on its own".

      And what did Ruslan bring?

      ... on board the Russian transporter were 4 thousand industrial gas masks M-95, completely covering the face ...

      US Rescue Service spokesman says

      industrial gas masks M-95, sent by the Russian side, "meet the requirements of the military for protection from chemical and biological threats," but are not used in medical institutions.

      I suspect that Hollywood will be pleased with these gas masks.
      The same service representative said:

      As far as I know, there were problems with ventilators, since they are designed for a voltage of 220 volts, and the voltage in the USA is 110 volts, "the agency representative cautiously suggested.

      In the US, any electrician works in the range of 110-230 volts, just in case, although the country has 110 volts.

      400 thousand various items of medical clothing, including protective overalls, and 30 thousand gloves. Among them, however, they turned out to be surgical, and rubber used in kitchens. "

      In the kitchens? C'mon man !!!
      As the former commander of US forces in Europe, General Ben Hodges, sarcastically remarked on his Twitter account, the delivered cargo is "not a gift from the Kremlin, but a gift to the Kremlin."
      “A kick of gratitude”, of course, will not be, but the image, and so not so hot, will be even worse.
      1. Panting Offline Panting
        Panting (Vyacheslav) 4 May 2020 16: 33
        There is a saying:

        As it does, it will respond.
  8. Bulanov Offline Bulanov
    Bulanov (Vladimir) 4 May 2020 15: 02
    According to recent reports, the Russian military continues to operate in Italy. Why did the author spread false information?
    1. Panting Offline Panting
      Panting (Vyacheslav) 4 May 2020 16: 31
      What do you mean why? To maintain tension, distrust, bitterness, etc.