Crosetti and the threats. Reconstruction (and trials)
Il Foglio has received confirmation from the government of the Russian attack on the minister. The news that they were devoid of verifiable foundation can only make us happy
That Guido Crosetto downsizes the extent of the threat to which he was subjected is more than understandable. Dutiful, perhaps, even. He is credited with not wanting to foment a controversy on a very delicate subject; he does him credit not wanting to be a victim.
Of the fact that he would not be informed, like the Minister of Defence he explained in a tweet, we take note. In any case, we can only confirm the validity of our reconstruction regarding the intimidation formulated against Crosetto by the former Russian president Dmitri Medvedev. We confirm that, between Friday and last Saturday, an informal communication made it known to authoritative government officials that "an order" had been issued by Medvedev to urge the Wagner brigade to strike the Italian defense minister.
The one mentioned in the dispatch, supplied by the shortest means to prominent members of the executive, was a foreign source: The details of the possible attack, the bounty figure, came from this informant. Il Foglio, having become aware of the news, requested and received confirmation in this sense from the government.
That there has been an interest from our intelligence on the matter is also news of which we have had confirmation from the government. So far, the facts. Of which, of course, we have proof and evidence. Document yourself. Documentable. After that, it is up to the government itself, and possibly the secret services, to evaluate the real concreteness of the news received and of the threat addressed to the minister.
The distinction between propaganda and reality, between delirious miners and the effective distribution of operational orders by the top management of the Kremlin, is the responsibility of the bodies responsible for this. From what we learn, following in-depth investigations, the delegated authority considered that there was no real threat against Crosetto, and that the information received by government officials was devoid of effective, verifiable foundation. Which, of course, can only make us happy.