Newly-selected Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said that he would support Italy’s opening up to Russia, during a speech in the Senate in Rome on Tuesday. Conte reaffirmed Italy’s role within NATO and its close ties to the US, before calling for the country's strengthening of ties with Russia. The prime minister added that there should also be a review of the EU’s sanctions on Russia... Еще. “We will push for a review of the sanctions system, starting with those that risk humiliating Russian civil society», Conte said. Conte spoke ahead of a confidence vote for his government.