Italian government opened an inquiry regarding populist Lega celebration and the reports that a number of its senior participants sought thousands and thousands in unlawful funding from Russia, more than one Italian news shops pronounced on Thursday.

numerous human beings have reportedly been questioned in the probe. In keeping with the Italian media, along with broadcaster Rai and the AGI news corporation, prosecutors in Milan released an inquiry after weekly L'espresso first said on the difficulty in February.

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No money, no vodka

Buzzfeed says one of the guys attending the October meeting become Gianluca Savoini, a near aide and former spokesman for Lega leader Matteo Salvini. The men allegedly discuss a Russian corporation selling oil to Italian power giant Eni at a massive discount and allowing the birthday party to keep a part of the difference.

The price range ought to attain as much as $sixty five million (€57.6 million), in keeping with Buzzfeed's calculations. But, the web information web page emphasizes that it become "unclear whether the agreement negotiated on the Metropol hotel become ever carried out, or if [Salvini's] Lega received any funding."

Salvini spoke back to the Buzzfeed story with anger, announcing he has "by no means taken a rouble, a euro, a dollar, or a liter of vodka in financing from Russia."

He brought that he would sue absolutely everyone who accused him of such acts.

"i've sued inside the beyond, i can do it once more today, the following day and the day after day after today," he said.

dj/msh (Reuters, AFP, Interfax)