OREANDA-NEWS. Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova reacted sharply to an article in the Italian newspaper la Repubblica "Tanks and Migrants: Putin's Vise Squeezing Europe", calling the publication "delightful nonsense."

In particular, the article dealt with the growing dependence of Europe on Russian fuel.

The diplomat recalled that Moscow has never let Rome down with supplies: the republic annually receives from Russia up to 20 billion cubic meters of gas.

"How does the conscience of an Italian journalist allow you to speak in such a boorish tone about Russian suppliers of hydrocarbons? Personally, Mr. Molinari, do not like Russian gas? Great. I have a great idea - Maurizio, heat your house with la Repubblica newspaper in protest", - Zakharova wrote on the Telegram channel.

She also advised Molinari to publish "one sentence of truth" that Russia remains the most reliable supplier of blue fuel for Europe.

NATO is actively promoting propaganda in Europe in order to blame Russia for the instability on the continent, said Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova on the eve of November 17. “Unfortunately, the alliance continues information processing of the population of European countries, convincing people that the source of instability on the continent is precisely our country and its aggressive behavior,” said Zakharova, quoted by RIA Novosti.