@mardy it says "The police did not make it clear which side the Italians were on in this case." so we couldn't know.
@jeena The news has been redacted; when I read it, it was like this: https://web.archive.org/web/20190715150411/https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-48987723 What would you infer, by reading that article?
@mardy back then it was "Italian media say the raids were part of an investigation into Italian far-right help for Russian-backed separatist forces in eastern Ukraine." Quite interesting change.
@jeena Just to complete the story: it was exactly the opposite. The police released a statement (later amended for political reason) clearly saying that the weapons were bound to far right groups linked to the Ukrainian government, not to the rebels.