The resignation of Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi will negatively affect the relationship between Rome and Kyiv, as well as the unity of the West against Russia, writes The National Interest magazine.
"In connection with the resignation of Draghi, Italy's position on the Russian-Ukrainian conflict may change significantly. As a result, the Western coalition in support of Ukraine will suffer seriously," the article says.
According to the author, regardless of the results of the upcoming elections, Rome will no longer support Kyiv as before. If the right forces win, politicians expressing sympathy for Moscow will come to power, if the left triumphs, there will be a serious split over the issue of helping the Ukrainians.
However, this does not mean that the next Italian government will openly support Russia, but its replacement will weaken the united anti-Russian Western front, the observer explained.
The day before, Italian President Sergio Mattarella signed a decree on the early dissolution of the national parliament due to the aggravated political crisis in the country.
On the same day, Prime Minister Draghi confirmed the decision to resign, which he announced last week. The politician advocated supporting Ukraine in any way, including through the supply of weapons.
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