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Ukraine, Draghi's briefing to the Senate and the House


At 9 in Palazzo Madama, at 11:30 in Montecitorio. LIVE STREAMING. The premier does not rule out the sending of new weapons: "The EU decides". Irritation at the chaos in the majority (ANSA)

The information from Prime Minister Mario Draghi on recent developments in the conflict between Russia and Ukraine is expected in the Senate at 9 am.

At 11.30 the premier reports to the Chamber. 


   The change at the top of the presidency of the Senate Foreign Affairs Commission causes tensions to explode in the majority which, in the space of a morning, turn into open confrontation.

Giuseppe Conte climbs on the barricades for the 'mugging' against the 5 stars, thunders against the center-right and IV and directly brings into question Prime Minister Mario Draghi.

An all against all that Palazzo Chigi does not comment in any way, but which brings winds of crisis and also a lot of irritation in the government structure.

The no to a further dispatch of weapons to Kiev, a position that sees - in part - the same line of M5s and Lega.

"I think the end of sending weapons has come," says Matteo Salvini.

But, just a few hours later, Draghi's response clarifies the picture: Italy wants to "help Ukraine to defend itself"

    On the subject, the premier should return in more detail in the information to the Chamber and the Senate: a broad speech, which will focus on the commitment to peace (already during the day he underlined how diplomatic channels should not be interrupted), but that it will touch on all the facets and consequences of the war in Ukraine: from sanctions decided with European partners, to the risk of a far-reaching food crisis for the poorest countries.

    In Montecitorio, with the approach of the municipal councils, the thermometer marks very high temperatures.

The dossiers on which the majority is split increase day by day ", ranging from the tug-of-war over arms to the battle against the waste-to-energy plant in Rome, up to the seaside resorts on which an agreement has not yet been found. M5s to stand firm, even in opposition to the dem 'allies'. And in the Chamber one wonders how far Conte will go, if he will really try to pull the plug on the government and, possibly, how many elected pentastellates would follow him. " his provocation, but I think the only effect would be to break the 5 stars.

The real question is what the Democratic Party will do ... ", reasons a minister. To date, the numbers hold,

with the confidence voted both in the Chamber (on the Ukraine bis law decree) and in the Senate (on the reopening dl).

Not only.

The majority of the deputies, including the M5s, rejected an agenda presented by Alternativa to commit the government to "evaluate the possibility of suspending the concession or any authorization for the export of means, materials, military equipment and lethal weapons" .

    The clash originated by the Senate Foreign Affairs Committee also affects the relations between the Democratic Party and the M5s.

For the dem senator Andrea Marcucci "Conte is wrong to call into question the executive".

Loyalty reaffirmed from the Nazarene: "It is evident that there has been a forcing of the right within the majority".

Source: ansa

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