Tourism sector, winemakers and luxury goods producers expect downturn as Italy stands with Ukraine

“It’s just a provocation,” said Anthony Brucato, the shop owner, noting that the same window displayed the blue and yellow flag of Ukraine and a drawing of a dove with a peace flag in its beak. “I want to make people talk about what’s happening. There are a few leaders making decisions that have an impact on millions. This is crazy.”

While Brucato said he was critical of Russia’s invasion of its southern neighbour, he admits his shop window could be seen as showing a mixed message. It’s not alone.

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