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WikiLeaks ‘to Highlight Putin and Berlusconi’s Special Relationship’

Posted by Info on 01/12/2010

Controversial Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi‘s “close relationship” with Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin, is said to be among WikiLeaks documents due to be released.
Mr Berlusconi has been friends with former KGB agent Mr Putin, for more than five years and the two have held numerous bilateral meetings as well as entertained each other on holiday.

Of concern to Washington was said to be the deal between Italian energy firm ENI and Russian gas giant Gazprom, over the South Stream pipeline as well as the “very cordial relationship between Mr Putin and Mr Berlusconi”.

On Sunday America’s former ambassador to Italy Ronald Spogli said: “The Rome-Moscow axis did worry us.

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