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Undersecretary Picchi holds a telephone conversation with Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Grushko​

Undersecretary of State Guglielmo Picchi today had a telephone conversation with the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, Alexander Grushko, in which he asked to be reassured on the present condition and treatment of Oleg Sentsov, who is at the centre of Italian and international attention.

During the telephone call, Deputy Foreign Minister Grushko reassured Undersecretary Picchi that the health condition of the Ukrainian film director, engaged in a hunger strike, is constantly monitored is not life-threatening and that Sentsov has access to all the necessary care.

Deputy Foreign Minister Grushko took the opportunity to reaffirm Russia’s solidarity for the collapse of the Morandi Bridge in Genoa and to express the Russian people’s friendship and sympathy to the Italian people.

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