(ANSA) - ROME, MARCH 29 - "We hold Russia responsible for its unjust and unprovoked war against Ukraine, demonstrating that democracies are strong and resolute": said US President Joe Biden as he opened the second Summit for Democracy, organized by the State Department.
"Since the first summit, democracies have come together to bring together the needs of our people and the challenges of our time", he said, urging the participants to defend the values of democracy "above all for the benefit of the younger generations".
The leaders of all the 'friendly' countries of the United States are taking part in the Summit, including Israeli Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu who underlined the close ties with the United States.
Also present was the Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni.
For Moscow, this is not "a serious event," commented Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov.
"America continues to aspire to teach the world its so-called democracy," the Kremlin spokesman said. their sovereign business,” Peskov said.