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Zelensky thanks Pope Francis for praying for peace in Donbas

Source : 112 Ukraine

Zelensky noted that peace in Donbas can only be achieved through joint efforts
21:52, 19 April 2021

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President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky thanked Pope Francis I for praying for peace in Donbas. The President expressed his gratitude on his Twitter page.

Zelensky noted that peace in Donbas can only be achieved through joint efforts, and every word in support of Ukraine means saved lives.

"Every word in support of Ukraine saves lives. Grateful to Your Holiness for praying for peace in Donbas. This is a goal that we can achieve through joint efforts only. Our power is in unity: spiritual, ideological, diplomatic," he wrote.

Earlier, speaking after the Regina Coeli prayer in St. Peter’s Square, Pope Francis expressed his hope for a decrease in military activities and tension in eastern Ukraine and prays for the suffering population. 

The Pope described the situation as a "sad" one, and said he is “following with great concern events in areas of eastern Ukraine, where violations of the ceasefire have multiplied in recent months.”

Expressing his deep preoccupation for an increase in military activities in the area, he said: “I strongly hope an increase in tensions will be avoided, and, on the contrary, that gestures be made that are capable of promoting mutual trust and fostering reconciliation and peace, which are so much needed and so much desired.”

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