- Nov 22, 2015
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Hopefully the Ukrainians are listening to what the Pope is saying:
Francis says transatlantic military alliance was ‘barking’ at Russia’s door.
Pope Says NATO May Have Caused Russia’s Invasion of UkraineROME — Pope Francis said that NATO “barking” at Russia’s door may have led to Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine — and said he has offered to meet the Russian president in Moscow.
In an interview with the Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera, Francis reflected on Russia’s lethal aggression toward its neighbor and said while he might not go as far as saying NATO’s presence in nearby countries “provoked” Moscow, it “perhaps facilitated” the invasion.
Francis also condemned the “brutality” of the war and compared it to Rwanda’s civil war in the 1990s, which resulted in a genocide of the Tutsi minority.