Pope Francis calls for the implementation of the commitments for peace by the parties of the conflict in Donbas. He said this today during the traditional message on the occasion of Christmas, reports "Radio Liberty".
"Peace to people who are still suffering from the consequences of the conflict in eastern Ukraine, where urgent is a common desire to bring relief to the population and to fulfill the obligations", the Pope said.
In his message, he reminded about the countries and territories, whose residents are now suffering from armed conflicts, wars and humanitarian crisis - about Syria and Aleppo, Israel, Libya, Yemen, Nigeria, South Sudan, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Colombia, Venezuela, Myanmar, the Korean peninsula.
Let us remind, the armed conflict in eastern Ukraine started in the spring of 2014 after the annexation of Crimea. According to the UN, more than 9.6 thousand people were killed, more than 22,000 were injured in Donbas.
Earlier, Francis collected more than 10 million euros for victims of the conflict in Donbas.