Pope Francis says NATO started a war in Ukraine by “barking at Putin’s door”


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Claudio Peri / Pool / Reuters

ROME-Since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine began Pope Francis Brought out the idea he wanted to do Travel to Kyiv Trying to mediate a ceasefire.But now he says he’s going to Moscow and trying to talk about something Vladimir PutinHe hasn’t blamed it outwardly in the war for almost three months now, only lightening it in a long interview with an Italian newspaper. “He feels he has to go to Moscow before he goes to Kyiv,” he said. Corriere della Sera In an interview on Tuesday. But the meeting was not to blame Putin, based on what he said in his dissertation. He said the real “scandal” of Putin’s war was “NATO barking at the Russian door”, which “reacted badly and unleashed the conflict” with the Kremlin.

Don’t worry that 85-year-old Pontif says he can’t walk after tearing the ligaments of his knee and will have surgery soon, or Putin doesn’t even answer his call. Francis reiterated in public audiences and other interviews that the war was only a huge opportunity for “weapon trade-in” and was still ongoing due to the constant shuttle of weapons to Ukraine. He spoke twice on the phone with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, but in most cases urged him not to fight back. He also went to the Russian embassy in the Holy See a few days after he began to “register his concerns” about the invasion.

“I don’t know how to answer the question of whether supplying Ukrainians is right. I’m too far away,” he told the paper. “The obvious thing is that the weapons are being tested there. Russians now know that tanks are of little use and are thinking about other things. This is why the war is going on: I To test the weapons we produced. Few people are fighting this trade, but we should do more. “

Whether the Italian journalist didn’t ask or he didn’t answer, what would happen if the Ukrainians didn’t fight back violently, it was a complete annexation of the whole country, the deaths of millions, or Empower Putin, who is already hungry for insatiable power.

Francis turned to conspiracy theory because he blamed the international community for inciting the war. “It is unlikely that a free state could have a war with another free state,” he said. “In Ukraine, it seems that it was others who caused the conflict. I am pessimistic, but I have to do everything I can to stop the war.” The Pope then Hungary. “All Russians have plans to end on May 9,” he said in an official visit to Rome by Prime Minister Victor Oban. May 9th is the day Russia celebrates its liberation and the end of World War II.

Francis does not meet with Bishop Kirill, the head of the Russian Orthodox Church, who fears becoming a “boy on Putin’s altar.” Francis said he had spoken to him for 40 minutes on the phone on March 15. “And I told him: I can’t fully understand this,” he said. “Brothers, we are not state priests. We cannot use the words of politics, but we can use the words of Jesus. We are pastors of the holy people of the same God.”

He asked the Secretary of State 40 days ago to start the process of organizing a visit to Moscow on behalf of Ukraine, but Putin said he did not respond. “I’m not going to Kyiv for now,” he said. “I don’t think I’m going. First I have to go to Moscow. First I have to meet Putin. But I’m also a monk, what can I do? What can I do? If Putin just opens the door. “

News of the possibility of a trip to Moscow reports on the Vatican traveling with the deities, many wondering if they would be arrested if they reported on the war debate if they were in Russia. I was wary of the institution.

But even the deities admit that the meeting in Moscow is long-distance. “I’m worried that Putin can’t and don’t want to hold this meeting at this time,” he said. “But why can’t you stop being so brutal?”

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