OREANDA-NEWS. Vice Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior of Italy Matteo Salvini once again denied the information on obtaining funding for the Liga party he heads from the Russian side.

 “I have already said this in the past, but I will repeat it again today, tomorrow and the day after tomorrow: I have never received either a ruble, a dollar, a euro, or a liter of vodka as financing from Russia,” the head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the leader of the Italian party commented.  "League of the North".

 The American online publication BuzzFeed claims that one of Salvini’s assistants, Gianluca Savoini, at the beginning of last year allegedly held secret talks in Russia with certain influential people about a deal worth tens of millions of dollars for the Italian party.

 In February 2019, the Italian magazine Espresso published material on the same topic.  It also did not indicate whether the parties were able to make a deal.