SEVASTOPOL (Sputnik) — Most Italians do not support the sanctions against Russia, Italian Senator Paola De Pin said during a meeting with the Crimean authorities on Friday.
"The most important thing is the will of the people. If Italians could make a decision on their own, the majority would be against sanctions," De Pin said.
A delegation of five Italian senators are in Crimea for a three-day visit to discuss economic and cultural issues. During their stay in Crimea they will visit the cities of Sevastopol, Yalta and Simferopol and hold a number of meetings with local authorities.
In 2014, the European Union imposed sanctions against Russia, having accused the Moscow of exacerbating the Ukrainian crisis. Russia dismissed the allegations and introduced a food embargo in response.