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Italy: Russia

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN HL76, tabled on 10 May 2022

To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they are making to the government of Italy about reports that, despite agreed sanctions, 13 major Italian companies are still trading with Russia.

Answered on

24 May 2022

We are not aware of evidence that Italian companies are trading with Russia in breach of sanctions. If anyone has such evidence, they should share it without delay with the Italian authorities, who are committed to strictly enforcing sanctions. We continue to work closely with Italy, including through the G7, as we coordinate international sanctions in response to Putin's illegal invasion. We understand that the Italian Government has already frozen over 900 million euros worth of Russian assets subject to sanctions.