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Former US President Donald Trump’s adviser on Russia Fiona Hill and Georgetown University professor Angela Stent called Pope Francis a supporter of Russia’s position on Ukraine and NATO. They told about this in their article for Foreign Affairs.
Russia’s position is that the United States and other Western countries are waging a proxy war in Ukraine, experts said. According to them, Francis agrees with this opinion. “Such beliefs have won many supporters, from prominent scientists to the Pope, who said that the conflict in Ukraine may have been provoked in some way,” the article says.
At the same time, Western politicians continue to argue about NATO’s guilt in the escalation in Ukraine. The authors emphasize that any step by Kiev towards the West — joining NATO, the EU or bilateral relations with the United States — would be “an insult to the history and dignity of Russia.”
Francis called Dugina an innocent victim of the war24 August Francis, commenting on the murder of journalist Daria Dugina in the Moscow region, called her one of the innocent victims who died because of the war.
“I’m thinking about a poor girl blown up by a bomb planted under a car seat in Moscow,” he said. The pontiff also expressed his condolences over Dugina’s death.
The explosion of Alexander Dugin’s car was called a contract crime.Who is suspected of murdering the daughter of a famous philosopher?On August 21, 2022, the Ukrainian ambassador to the Vatican, Andriy Yurash, criticized Francis for his words about the journalist and said that the pontiff’s position “disappointed him.”
“We cannot speak in the same categories about the aggressor and the victim, the rapist and the raped; how can one of the ideologists of Russian imperialism be called an innocent victim?” he objected.
In response, the official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry, Maria Zakharova, compared Yurash’s reaction to Francis’ words with Alexander Pushkin’s fairy tale. “It reminds me of The Tale of the Goldfish,” she said, quoting the final part of the work.
The Pope is dissatisfied with Zelenskimjournalist Marco Politi said that Pope Francis is dissatisfied with Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky because of the pressure he exerts regarding support for Kiev.
According to Politi, Zelensky continues to put pressure on Francis, trying to get him to visit Kiev, but the pope does not want to visit the Ukrainian capital without visiting Moscow. Such a behind-the-scenes struggle has been going on for several months.
Francis announced his intention to visit Russia after his visit to Canada in July. Then he said that the meeting with President Vladimir Putin “will contribute to the cause of peace.” However, the press secretary of the Russian president Dmitry Peskov said that no specific agreements had been reached.
One nation is a common future.Why is it important today to talk about the historical unity of Russia and Ukraine12 July 2022IN June, the Pope suggested that the current conflict in Ukraine could have been provoked, and called for abandoning the division into “good and bad”.
“Someone can tell me that I stand for [Russian President Vladimir] Putin. That’s not so. It would be a simplification and a mistake to say such a thing,” the pontiff added then.