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Neo-Nazis wanted to kill me says Salvini

'I got report Ukrainian group planning attempt on my life'

(ANSA) - Genoa, July 16 - A group of pro-Ukraine neo-Nazis caught with an arsenal of weapons including a Matra air-to-air missile in northern Italy Monday wanted to assassinate Interior Minister Matteo Salvini, the minister said Tuesday.
    The weapons and neo-Nazi regalia were found in Turin.
    Announcing the news, Salvini said in Genoa "I flagged it up myself.
    "It was one of the many death threats I get every day.
    "The secret services spoke of a Ukrainian group that was planning an attempt on my life.
    "I'm happy it served to uncover the arsenal of some madmen".
    Salvini is known for his strong pro-Russian positions.
    Monday's operation was against former Italian fighters in Ukraine's eastern Donbass region, where Russia's military is alleged to have been operating.


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