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The head of the Italian Ministry of Defense said that the anti-personnel mines defused by the Russian Armed Forces in Ukraine allegedly “simply look like Italian ones”

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The head of the Italian Ministry of Defense said that the anti-personnel mines defused by the Russian Armed Forces in Ukraine allegedly “simply look like Italian ones”

According to the head of the Italian defense department, Guido Crosetto, his country, firstly, is not a manufacturer of anti-personnel mines, and, secondly, did not supply Kyiv with the mines that Italy has. So Crosetto commented on the information about the discovery in Ukraine of mines of Italian origin. Moreover, this is not the first time Mr. Crozetto has commented on this information.


In addition, the head of the Italian Ministry of Defense said that the "Italian" mines were allegedly made in one of the East Asian countries.

Recall that yesterday on the pages of the social networks of the Russian embassy in Italy, footage was published depicting mines of Italian design, defused by the Russian military in Ukraine.

Crosetto noted that in the photos posted on social networks, the mines, you see, are simply very similar to the Italian Valsella / Tecnovar, but these mines have not been produced for about 30 years. He also explained that Italy only exported these mines until the early 1990s.

At the same time, the minister added that the license for the production of mines was transferred to other countries. True, he did not specify which one. According to Crosetto, the markings on the mine show that it was made in East Asia.

So, official Rome is trying to disown the fact that among the supplies weapons and ammunition to Kyiv were also anti-personnel mines.
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  1. Romanenko
    Romanenko 10 January 2023 08: 46
    +19
    Well, of course, a painfully familiar image, and those that put perfume in Afghanistan were also very similar, but Afghan. Macaroni has nothing to do with it fellow
    1. fruc
      fruc 10 January 2023 09: 59
      +6
      you see, they are just very similar to the Italian Valsella / Tecnovar,

      Yes, and some mercenary militants are also a bit similar to pasta.
      1. Monster_Fat
        Monster_Fat 15 January 2023 13: 31
        0
        Well, what if he's right? And the mines are really made under license in one of the Asian countries?
    2. Beck69
      Beck69 17 January 2023 02: 22
      0
      Yeah, just the color is a bit different, it seems.
  2. Victor_B
    Victor_B 10 January 2023 08: 46
    +7
    Aha
    These are our simple layouts!
    Similar to Attorney General
    Who is this blizzard for?
    1. VORON538
      VORON538 10 January 2023 09: 24
      +9
      This is a "Chinese fake" under an Italian brand recourse Well, like Gucci from Heihe .... No, well, I haven’t heard any dumber excuses yet. And then what will be “just similar” then? - all God's dew.
      1. Fitter65
        Fitter65 10 January 2023 13: 07
        +2
        Quote: VORON538
        Although, if they justify the zigging Natsiks of Ukraine, saying that "this is different" ..

        Well, they zigged in Nazi Germany, and in Rome they greeted the emperor like that. I just don’t understand one thing, and what does ROME and the descendants of those, the current population of Galicia, whom the Polish pans considered as "" by the way, the Nazi "zigovschiki" too. True, they did not consider "pasta makers" to be the descendants of the Romans, they ranked them among the necessary "stuck".
      2. TIR
        TIR 10 January 2023 16: 40
        +3
        I wouldn't be surprised if it says Made in Italy. Without this inscription, the mine probably does not work. That's why they copied it too.
  3. hellcos
    hellcos 10 January 2023 08: 49
    -10
    anti-personnel mines defused by the Russian Armed Forces in Ukraine allegedly “just look like Italian ones”


    It's clear. Answer for Geranium
    1. Fedor Sokolov
      Fedor Sokolov 10 January 2023 09: 04
      +3
      They think wrong since the Iranians are so smart going completely unconscious, then why don't we do the same, though there is one problem on the "Iranian" kamikaze bombs is marked "Geranium-2" in no way connecting them with Iran, unlike Italian mines.
  4. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 10 January 2023 08: 58
    +11
    "just like italian"
    And Italians are similar to some indigenous people of the Caucasus, anthropologists say. And the Ukrainians say that the "Lepestok" is not a Ukrainian mine, but a Soviet mine, so claims are not against them. Etc.
    1. Chronos
      Chronos 10 January 2023 09: 32
      +4
      Quote: rotmistr60
      "just like italian"
      And Italians are similar to some indigenous people of the Caucasus, anthropologists say. And the Ukrainians say that the "Lepestok" is not a Ukrainian mine, but a Soviet mine, so claims are not against them. Etc.

      I did not check, but most likely Italy is a party to the convention banning anti-personnel mines and reported on their destruction. And then a mishap happened.
      1. your1970
        your1970 10 January 2023 16: 48
        +1
        Quote: Chronos
        Quote: rotmistr60
        "just like italian"
        And Italians are similar to some indigenous people of the Caucasus, anthropologists say. And the Ukrainians say that the "Lepestok" is not a Ukrainian mine, but a Soviet mine, so claims are not against them. Etc.

        I did not check, but most likely Italy is a party to the convention banning anti-personnel mines and reported on their destruction. And then a mishap happened.

        The participant, ratified, like "destroyed". Therefore, it is spinning.
        On the other hand, there may really be licensed ones from some Pakistan (conditionally !!!)
  5. Petrovsk
    Petrovsk 10 January 2023 09: 00
    +5
    Am I the only one who can't see the markings on these mines, what's in the photo? And how did Crosetto manage to do this? Moreover, it is produced in "East Asia".
    1. APASUS
      APASUS 10 January 2023 10: 58
      +1
      Quote: Petrovsk
      Am I the only one who can't see the markings on these mines, what's in the photo? And how did Crosetto manage to do this? Moreover, it is produced in "East Asia".

      This photo is conditional to the material. This photo was published on the website of the La Repubblica newspaper. True, I rummaged through everything and still did not find this photo, the date of publication is not clear
  6. tralflot1832
    tralflot1832 10 January 2023 09: 32
    +5
    And what does the Ministry of Foreign Affairs have for us, the military attache of Italy to the training ground, to show a disassembled mine with "Made in Italy." And then throw in the field the inscription, Caution Italian mines! Options?
  7. evgen1221
    evgen1221 10 January 2023 09: 48
    +6
    Good precedents are created by enlightened woodpeckers. OK. Now we can also calmly say that this is not a Russian weapon, it looks like it was made by one of the East Antarctic countries.
  8. Horon
    Horon 10 January 2023 09: 52
    +3
    That is, as I understand it, if you start making copies of Italian brands, then they can always make a reference to the history of anti-personnel mines in outrage? Tipo: "if you see that it's not yours, then there's nothing to be indignant at, it wasn't you who did it anyway!" bully
  9. Glagol1
    Glagol1 10 January 2023 13: 11
    +3
    Old fairy tale. It's not us. And even if we do, it is without our knowledge. I wonder what the Belgians will say, they are also in the frame.
  10. Ulan.1812
    Ulan.1812 10 January 2023 13: 17
    +4
    Yeah ... and the Italians finally look like the Japanese.
    What justification for their meanness will not come up with.
  11. alexandre II
    alexandre II 11 January 2023 05: 40
    +2
    Stupid pasta, they didn’t supply the spirits either, the mines forged themselves. In general, it is necessary to break off relations with countries supplying weapons to the Nazis, and not to lisp with them and call them partners. Only some will not take this step, the loot is more expensive ..
  12. Alister kroulegg
    Alister kroulegg 15 January 2023 13: 34
    0
    Judging by the fact that the Russian Foreign Ministry and the Defense Ministry are not very actively promoting this topic, the marking is Asian