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Italy cancels permission for the Russian exhibition about the occupied Mariupol – MFA

09.01.2024, 16:42

The city authorities of Modena (Italy) canceled the permission for a Russian exhibition about the occupied Mariupol, reports the Ukrainian MFA spokesman Oleh Nikolenko.

According to him, the Modena City Hall withdrew the permission after an appeal from the Ukrainian side.

"We sincerely welcome this decision. We are grateful both to the City Hall and to the Ukrainians in Italy who did not let Italian society be misled about the impact of Russian crimes on Mariupol and Ukraine. We call on other cities around the world not to platform similar Russian provocations. This will be an important contribution to Ukraine's victory over Russia's aggression," Nikolenko wrote on Facebook.

As the IMI reported, Russians were planning an exhibition/conference in Modena (Italy) about Mariupol's supposed "rapid recovery" under Russian occupation. The Ukrainian Ministry of Foreign Affairs called the exhibition a provocation and instructed the Ukrainian Embassy in Rome to prepare an official appeal regarding this exhibition.

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