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MOSCOW  | Italy’s prime minister in Russia for talks focusing on trade

MOSCOW  | Italy’s prime minister in Russia for talks focusing on trade

MOSCOW  — Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte is holding talks with Russian officials on his first trip to Moscow.

Wednesday’s negotiations are focusing on expanding economic ties that have been hurt by European Union sanctions against Russia and Moscow’s retaliatory moves.

Trade between Russia and Italy has slowly increased in recent years as the Russian economy has climbed out of recession, but it remains a fraction of what it was before EU penalties triggered by Russia’s 2014 annexation of Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula and support for an insurgency in eastern Ukraine.

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