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Meloni has talks with Zelensky at G7

Ukrainian leader asks for air-defence aid

20 May, 15:15
(ANSA) - HIROSHIMA, MAY 20 - Italian Premier Giorgia Meloni had talks with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Saturday at the G7 summit in Hiroshima, Japan. The leaders also met last weekend during a visit to Rome by Zelensky during which he had talks with Italian President Sergio Mattarella and Pope Francis too. "It is important to continue dialogue between Ukraine and Italy on bilateral relations," Zelensky said in a Telegram post featuring a video of the meeting with Meloni. "The parties discussed Italy's political and defence support for Ukraine and the initial results of the May 13 visit to Italy.

"We must improve our air-defence capacity, including via the training of our pilots". Italy is to train Ukrainian recruits in schools and military installations in Italy as well as taking part in EU-Ukraine training programmes in Brussels, Poland and Germany, Defence Minister Guido Crosetto said Thursday. (ANSA).

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