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“If they ask us to have it, we will take it, we have the capabilities, if the French want it, that's fine, the problem is to soon have an effective mission to protect the security of merchant ships and our economy in addition to have the international law.” Defense Minister Guido Crosetto explains this in an interview with Corriere della Sera, responding to a hypothetical command from Italy to the European mission in the Red Sea. When asked whether the EU has any involvement in this matter moving in a certain order, the minister specifies: “Europe is like this at the moment, it's a fact: there are 27 different foreign policies, every country has its own agenda, not only in the Gaza Strip, but also in Lebanon, in Niger, in North Africa, in Kosovo. That's why we don't play a relevant role in the world.” Both Germany and Great Britain are discussing reversing military strategies by reintroducing compulsory military service. “Everyone changes everything, but here in Italy I am told that I want to take money away from kindergartens or schools. “Many people act as if they don’t want to understand that without defense there can be no free education, free trade or democracy,” he explains. We have no problem with numbers, but, for example, the creation of a national reserve of armed forces, like in Switzerland and Israel, is a goal of mine, although of course it must be activated in very serious cases. We “I will propose a law on this in the next few weeks, is one of the reforms that Italy needs.” The League suggested cutting aid to Kiev, but then backed down. “I don't see any divisions in the majority, they are invented controversies,” assures Crosetto, “the Romeo motion was reformulated and adopted by the entire majority. If you then ask me if we are tired of the war, I answer that everyone is tired, the Ukrainians, the Russians, the French, the Germans, the Italians, but until Putin gets fed up, unfortunately it will be continue for all of us and there is a risk that things will get even worse. Whoever started this is fed up.”