Pope Francis called on the parties concerned to negotiate to end what he called an “increasingly dangerous escalation” in the conflict in Ukraine.
“As explosions of destruction, death and conflict erupt, fueling an increasingly dangerous escalation of tensions for all, I once again appeal to the leaders of nations: Please do not give humanity is on the verge of destruction,” Pope Francis said today from the window of the Apostolic Palace in St Peter’s Square in the Vatican.
He also called for holding “substantive negotiations towards a ceasefire and a solution” to end the conflict in Syria. Ukraine.
Pope Francis yesterday confirmed that he is very interested in visiting Ukraine but is “waiting for the right time”.
100 days after launching the special military operation in Ukraine, Russia is gradually expanding control in the region Donbass. Over the past week, Russian advances have penetrated deeply Severodonetskone of the last two major cities in the Lugansk province that Kiev still controls.
According to an update from the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), the war in Ukraine has left 4,183 civilians dead and more than 5,000 injured. Actual numbers may be much higher than statistics because many areas are difficult to access and field reports are difficult to verify.
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has so far recorded more than 6.9 million Ukrainians leaving the country after February 24, when Russia launched a military operation in Ukraine.
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