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'Italy opposed to halting G8 meeting in Sochi'

Move would go against G7

03 March, 16:10
'Italy opposed to halting G8 meeting in Sochi' (see related) (ANSA) - Brussels, March 3 - Italy is opposed to a G7 move to halt preparations for a G8 summit scheduled in Sochi, Russia in June, diplomatic sources told ANSA outside a meeting of EU foreign ministers in Brussels on Monday.

Earlier Monday Italy and its G7 partners had agreed to suspend the preparations after Russia moved troops into Ukraine's Crimean peninsula over the weekend.

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