Ukrainians Disappointed by Pope Francis' Statements: We know this Vatican's Strategy

"When it comes to the white flag, we know this Vatican's strategy from the first half of the twentieth century."

by Sead Dedovic
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Ukrainians Disappointed by Pope Francis' Statements: We know this Vatican's Strategy
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Pope Francis' statements from yesterday have triggered a huge number of reactions and dissatisfaction among Ukrainians. Ukrainians are frustrated as such an important figure had somewhat biased remarks towards Russia. 

Specifically, Pope Francis emphasized that Ukraine should have the courage of the white flag and that it is crucial to negotiate with Russia.

In addition, he highlighted that Kyiv should not be ashamed to talk to Vladimir Putin and find common ground. He believes that it would be a brave move by Ukrainians. His statements have not received very positive reactions, especially from the Ukrainian population and their leaders.

Dmytro Kuleba reacts

Foreign Minister of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba is one of those who sent a message to the Pope via social media, emphasizing that he should not be biased. Kuleba believes that the Vatican has the same plans as in the past, but it is important for the Pope to stand in support of Ukraine.

"When it comes to the white flag, we know this Vatican's strategy from the first half of the twentieth century. I urge to avoid repeating the mistakes of the past and to support Ukraine and its people in their just struggle for their lives," Kuleba said on the X!

Dmytro Kuleba stressed that Ukraine has its flag with blue and yellow colors that they intend to raise. Kuleba is one of those who believes in the courage of Ukrainian soldiers and does not consider surrender as one of the options.

"Our flag is yellow and blue one. This is the flag by which we live, die, and prevail. We shall never raise any other flags," Kuleba said.

Dmytro Kuleba said a big "thank you" to Pope Francis for always praying for peace. He pointed out that Europe has been facing a destructive war for two years, and he hopes the Pope will visit Ukraine to support the many Ukrainian Catholics, Greek-Catholics, Christians, and all Ukrainians. 

The Pope emphasized that his goal is to achieve world peace, but many believe that these statements do not clearly indicate that it is his intention.

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