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Pope Francis praises Ukraine-Russia talks on Donbas conflict

"The case of Ukraine and Russia wasn’t about weapons, but about negotiating a prisoner exchange
08:48, 27 November 2019

Reuters

Pope Francis I has approved the way the talks between Ukraine and the Russian Federation are now going. The Pontiff said so when speaking with reporters during the press conference in Japan. Vatican News quoted him as saying.

"There are issues regarding the international equilibrium that I cannot judge right now. But everything that can be done to stop arms production, to stop wars, to encourage negotiation, with the help of mediators, must always be done, and it produces results. For example, the case of Ukraine and Russia wasn’t about weapons, but about negotiating a prisoner exchange, and this was positive. In Donbass, they are thinking about planning a different governmental regime. Discussions are underway. This is a positive step", the Pope said.

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