VATICAN CITY (Realist English). The conflict in the Ukraine provoked the “barking of NATO at Russia’s door,” which forced the Kremlin to “react badly and unleash the conflict,” Pope Francis said in an interview with Corriere della Sera editor Luciano Fontana.
He spoke of Moscow’s “provoked anger”, which may have been facilitated by “NATO barking at Russia’s door.”
“I am too far away and do not know how to answer the question of whether it is right to supply weapons to the Ukrainians. It is clear that weapons are being tested there. Russians now know that tanks are of little use, and they are thinking about other things. Wars are being waged to test the weapons that we have created.” the head of the Catholic Church believes. In his opinion, few are struggling with this trade, much more needs to be done.
Pope Francis noted that he is not planning a trip to Kiev yet, first a visit to Moscow should take place to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin:
“I’m not going to go to Kiev yet, I feel that I shouldn’t do it. First I have to go to Moscow, first I have to meet with Putin. But I’m also a priest, what can I do? I’m doing my best. If Putin would only open the door.”
On the morning of February 24, the Supreme Commander-in-chief Vladimir Putin announced the start of a special military operation of the Russian Armed Forces in the Ukraine. The special operation forestalled and thwarted a large-scale offensive by the shock troops formations of the Ukraine’s Armed Forces of on the Lugansk and Donetsk People’s Republics, not under control of the Kiev regime, scheduled for March of this year.