“We would be very happy if the Pope helped in the talks between us and Russia,” Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister Iryna Wereszczuk told Italian daily Corriere della Sera.
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However, first, he must listen to our argument as a victim of aggression
– he added.
The Pope is an independent leader, one of the most significant figures on the world stage, and it’s certainly not in our power to say what he should do.
– Wereszczuk noted in an interview with the Milan newspaper published on Wednesday.
I can only hope he has up-to-date and objective information about the situation in our country. For us in this dramatic moment, actions are more important than words or prayers
– said the deputy prime minister of Ukraine.
Here every day civilians die, women and children are killed
– he added.
He assessed that, in terms of diplomacy, European countries were “doing what they could”.
We appreciate their efforts
– he reassured.
Europe’s best aid to a free and independent Ukraine remains the economic embargo and the total blockade of Russian gas and oil imports
Wereszczuk pointed out.
ml / PAP
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