He said this in the Italian parliament on Wednesday, the ANSA agency reported.
"Italy does not recognize Russia's illegal annexation of Crimea," the foreign minister said.
Milanesi also stressed that the Italian government respected the rules of international law.
As reported, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo issued a statement, titled "Crimea Declaration," stating that the United States does not recognize Russia’s illegal annexation of Crimea and accuses it of undermining international principles of peace and security.
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