Brussels fears that after the resignation of Prime Minister Mario Draghi, Italy may turn out to be Russia’s “Computer virus” in Europe, columnist Bernardo de Miguel writes in an article for the Spanish newspaper El País.
The publication cited diplomatic sources, based on which the nation has lately turn out to be a magnet for “impartial theories” that provoke doubt on the EU’s place within the battle in Ukraine.
“The worry within the EU capital is that Italy will at greatest turn out to be a weak hyperlink within the general technique of confronting Moscow, and at worst a Computer virus within the service of Russian President Vladimir Putin,” de Miguel wrote.
The authors of the publication defined that Brussels is worried concerning the place of Italy, since Rome is considerably depending on the availability of Russian hydrocarbons.
“The arguments being circulated by some Italian media feed the idea that European sanctions towards the Kremlin are solely hurting the EU economic system, however haven’t any impact on Russian navy energy,” says the publication.
De Miguel believes that with the resignation of Draghi, Brussels was left with out help, and Kyiv and not using a beneficial ally.
Final week, Italy’s prime minister confirmed his choice to resign. Draghi advocated supporting Ukraine in any method, together with via the availability of weapons.