Pope Francis could "join game" in Donbas, - Vatican official

Source : 112 Ukraine

Currently, the Pontiff has no information about the plans of meeting between Putin and Zelensky in Vatican
19:51, 29 April 2021

Pope Francis

Pope Francis could become a mediator in the peace talks aiming to solve the Donbas conflict. Leonardo Sandri, the Cardinal Prefect said so as cited by La Repubblica.

According to Sandri, currently, the Pontiff has no information about the plans of meeting between Ukrainian and Russian presidents in Vatican.

The Holy See official added that there already is one mediator in the conflicty, and it's the Minsk group. That is, Vatican can act as a supporter, and then, after the Minsk group get its job done, the Holy See could act as a mediator.

Related: It is necessary to avoid war in Donbas, - Russia

Earlier, we reported that President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky would offer his Russian colleague to hold talks in Jerusalem or Vienna. New Time wrote that, referring to its own sources.

"Jerusalem and the Austrian capital, Vienna, are being considered for bilateral talks between Volodymyr Zelensky and Vladimir Putin," the message said.

The active phase of preparations for the meeting of presidents will begin after the May holidays. "The Prime Minister of Israel Netanyahu has a trusting relationship with us and with Russia.

Therefore, Jerusalem is a good option. There is another variant - Vienna. Both places are different in terms of security and ensuring equality of the parties," the source said.

Related: Day in Donbas: Eight ceasefire violations over day

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