Ukraine was infuriated by Salvini's comments made during his interview with the Washington Post, published earlier this week. WaPo senior associate editor Lally Weymouth tried to grill the minister over his support for Crimea’s return to Russia, calling the referendum that took place in Crimea in 2014 "fake."
Q. You said that Russia had a right to annex Crimea? A. There was a referendum.Q. It was a fake referendum. A. [That is your] point of view. . . . There was a referendum, and 90 percent of the people voted for the return of Crimea to the Russian Federation.
Salvini shot back, saying "compare it to the fake revolution in Ukraine, which was a pseudo-revolution funded by foreign powers – similar to the Arab Spring revolutions" adding that "There are some historically Russian zones with Russian culture and traditions which legitimately belong to the Russian Federation." - Zerohedge
There is already an extraordinary amount of evidence that the Maidan coup was a foreign funded operation which entailed the U.S. State Department, the CIA, George Soros, and MI-6. And when you couple in the fact that former Vice-President Joe Biden sent his son to Ukraine to take over control of their largest energy company and a former State Department official became Ukraine's Finance Minister, you see how this event has too many Deep State 'fingerprints'.
Natalie Ann Jaresko (Ukrainian: Наталія Енн Яресько; born 24 April 1965) is an American-born Ukrainian investment banker who served as Ukraine's Minister of Finance from December 2014 until April 2016. In 20 March 2017, she was appointed as Executive Director of the Financial Oversight & Management Board for Puerto Rico.
Jaresko held several economics-related positions at the US Department of State in Washington, D.C., and eventually coordinated activities of the State Department, the Departments of Commerce, Treasury, the United States Trade Representative, and Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) in their economic relations with the Soviet Union and its successors. As part of her work she interacted with the International Monetary Fund, World Bank, and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development. Later from 1992 to 1995, she was the first Chief of the Economic Section of the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine, responsible for strengthening economic cooperation between the two countries. She has been a governor of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development. In 2003 she was awarded the Ukrainian Order of Princess Olga for her contributions to the Ukrainian economy.
Italy has become one the newest members of the populist revolt that is sweeping the West, and changing both governments and outlooks within Europe and the U.S.. And with more and more countries shedding off the propaganda and false narratives that leaders in Washington, Berlin, and London have been promoting over the past decade to try to vilify Russia, more and more politicians like Salvini will find the courage to call out events like the Ukraine coup as what they are... foreign policy activities by the Deep State.