Rumour Russia Influenced Salvini to Collapse Italian Govt Shot Down by Official

Rumour Russia Influenced Salvini to Collapse Italian Govt Shot Down by Official


A rumour that claimed Russia influenced populist Matteo Salvini to collapse Italy’s technocratic “unity” government under Mario Draghi has been quashed by an official with links to Italian intelligence.

Franco Gabrielli, the undersecretary to the presidency of the Council of Ministers with delegation to the secret services, stated that there was no evidence that Russia played a role in Salvini’s actions and the subsequent collapse of the Draghi government.

“The news that appeared in the newspaper La Stampa, about the attribution to national intelligence of alleged interlocutions between the lawyer Capuano and representatives of the Embassy of the Russian Federation in Italy, to bring down the Draghi government, are devoid of any foundation,” Gabrielli said, the newspaper Il Giornale reports.

According to La Stampa,

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