Pope Francis recognizes Russia as aggressor against Ukraine

Pope Francis recognizes Russia as aggressor against Ukraine

28.11.2022 22:00

Pope Francis said that Russia is the aggressor in the Russo-Ukrainian war.

This was reported by Vatican News, according to Ukrinform.

“When I talk about Ukraine, I talk about a martyr nation, a martyred people. If there is a martyred people, then there is one who tortures them. When I talk about Ukraine, I talk about brutality because I have a lot of information about the brutality of the invading troops. In general, the most cruel are probably those who are from Russia, but do not belong to the Russian tradition, for example, Chechens, Buryats, and so on. Of course, the one who attacks is the Russian state. This is quite understandable. Sometimes I try not to specify, so as not to offend, but rather to condemn in general, although it is well known whom I condemn. It is not necessary to indicate the first and last name,” said the pontiff.

He also added that he never gave anyone a chance to consider that he was covering up Russian aggression.

“Why don’t I name Putin? Because it is not necessary; this is already known. However, sometimes people get hung up on a detail. Everyone knows my position, with or without Putin, without mentioning his name,” the Pope said.

As reported by Ukrinform, on the first Sunday of Advent – the period of Christmas fasting in the Catholic Church – Pope Francis once again called not to forget the long-suffering people of Ukraine, not to get tired of saying “no” to war, and remembered the victims of the Holodomor.

Photo: vaticannews.va

(C)UKRINFORM 2022

4 comments

  1. “the most cruel are probably those who are from Russia, but do not belong to the Russian tradition…”. In what universe is this guy in? At this point given his obtuse observations, I wish he would just shut up!!!’

    • “Russian tradition”???
      Perhaps he didn’t know but Lenin (traditional russian) also had a tradition. If you disagreed with him he would cut your stomach open and force you to wrap your intestines around a pole until you ran out of space. This would set an example for other russians.
      IMO the Buryati and others are not necessarily as cruel as the “greater russians” but they do live like 19th century pigs.

      • Yes. Lenin was a putrid little sadist and psychopath. Remind you of anyone?
        The execution method that you mention would really be so appropriate for the tiny poisoner.
        We can but hope……..

  2. “Of course, the one who attacks is the Russian state. This is quite understandable. Sometimes I try not to specify, so as not to offend.”

    Smart people know when it’s better just to shut up, rather than saying too much that will end in brainless blather.

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