President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky turned to Pope Francis with a request to help with the release of Ukrainians who were captured in Donbas, in Crimea and Russia. Zelensky's Twitter page stated this information in a message.
"The Pope is doing everything possible to achieve peace and harmony throughout the world. Two months after the Normandy talks in Paris, I asked for help with the release of Ukrainians captured in Donbas, Crimea and Russia. Inspired by our conversation about peace in Ukraine," the president wrote.
As we reported before, on February 8, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky would pay an official visit to the Vatican, where he would meet with Pope Francis.
The President will also meet with the Secretary of State of the Holy See Pietro Parolin and with the participation of Secretary of the Interstate Relations of the Holy See Paul Richard Gallagher.
On February 7, Zelensky paid a visit to Italy. During the visit, meetings are scheduled with Italian President Sergio Mattarella and Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte.