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Draghi Vows to Defend Ukraine Despite Splintering Coalition

  • Foreign Minister Di Maio may soon quit Five Star party
  • Premier seeks to patch up divisions as speaks to senators
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Italy’s biggest party is set to splinter over the country’s support for Ukraine, just as Prime Minister Mario Draghi defended in parliament his government’s stance on the conflict.

Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio may soon quit the Five Star Movement and set up a new parliamentary group of his own, in a clash with party leader Giuseppe Conte, according to people familiar with the issue who declined to be named on a confidential matter.