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Ukraine’s president asks pope to help win release of prisoners of war


Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy asked Pope Francis on Saturday for help to win the release of prisoners of war held by Russia and Russian-backed separatists.
“(The pope) does everything possible to achieve peace and harmony throughout the world,” Zelenskiy said in a tweet after their meeting at the Vatican.”I asked for help with the release of Ukrainians captured in Donbass, Crimea and Russia,” he said.Relations between Ukraine and Russia collapsed following Moscow’s annexation of the Crimean peninsula in 2014 and its subsequent support for separatists in a conflict in eastern Ukraine.The Vatican has diplomatic relations with both Ukraine and Russia.Ukrainian government …read more

Source:: Gulf times

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