Arming Ukraine Exposes Divisions in Italy – The Wall Street Journal

ROME—Divisions over military aid for Ukraine have triggered a split in Italy’s biggest parliamentary party, reflecting ambivalence in the Southern European country about how deeply to get involved in Kyiv’s resistance to Russian forces.

The 5 Star Movement, an ideologically eclectic populist party that once channeled Italians’ widespread frustration with their political class, split on Tuesday night as dozens of lawmakers defected to a new group led by Italian Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio, who supports continued military aid for Ukraine.

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