Amid discontent at home, Mario Draghi declared that “Putin must not win” Mario Draghi speaks during the first day of the G7 leaders’ summit at Bavaria’s Schloss Elmau castle in Kruen, Germany, June 26, 2022 © AP /Lukas Barth

Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi declared on Monday that European support for Ukraine must continue, and that democracy itself would be imperiled if Kiev’s forces lose to Russia.

“If Ukraine loses, it will be more difficult to maintain that democracy is an effective model of government,” Draghi stated during a virtual meeting between Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and the Group of Seven (G7) leaders in Germany.

Meanwhile the Italian public opposes sending weapons to Ukraine, and views its policies and those of the West as an obstacle to peace. (RT)