ROME (Sputnik) – Former Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi said on Saturday that despite positive changes in communication channels over the Ukraine crisis, the prospects for peace are difficult and that only Russian President Vladimir Putin can end the conflict. .
“My government has always sought peace and tried to facilitate possible mediation: for example, what has been done with the grain blocked in the Black Sea ports. However, only Putin can end these hostilities,” said Draghi in an interview with Italian journalists. .
He added that Italy’s policy regarding support for kyiv and sanctions against Russia was carried out despite previously close ties between Rome and Moscow.