The Ukrainian Embassy within the Vatican replies to the Pope that nobody requested to “negotiate with Hitler” | EUROtoday

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After he Pwhat Francisco requested in an interview with the federal government of Volodymyr Zelensky that has “brave” to lift the “white flag” and negotiate the tip of the conflict with Russia, the Ukrainian Embassy to the Holy See has responded that through the Second World War nobody spoke “about peace negotiations with Hitler.”

“It is very important to be consistent! When we talk about the Third World War, which we have now, We must learn the lessons of World War II“wrote the diplomatic legation on its social networks.

“Did anyone then seriously talk about peace negotiations with Hitler and the white flag to satisfy him? So the lesson is only one: If we want to end the war, we have to do everything possible to kill the Dragon!“he concludes.

Poland's international minister, an outspoken ally of kyiv, additionally used World War II analogies to sentence the pope's remarks.

“How about, to keep your balance,slow Putin to have the courage to withdraw his army from Ukraine? Peace will come immediately without the need for negotiations,” Polish Foreign Minister Radek Sikorski responded in a publish on X, previously Twitter.

“Our flag is yellow and blue”

Ukraine affirmed this Sunday that it’s going to by no means give up to Russia and criticized Pope Francis' statements “Our flag is yellow and blue. This is the flag by which we live, die and triumph. We will never raise other flags,” Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmitro Kuleba stated in a message on the X social community.

Zelensky: “Russian madness must lose the war”

For his half, the Ukrainian president declared this Sunday that “Russian madness must lose the war” and guaranteed that Your nation is doing every little thing doable to make that occur.

“The more insane statements that come from Moscow, the greater our strength must be. Only our strength in protecting lives and our ability to achieve our goals can return Russia to a state of sobriety at least partial. Russian madness must lose this war. We will do everything possible for this,” he wrote in a message on Facebook.

Pope Francis I advocate “negotiate”, which is a “brave word”, to attain the tip of the battle, in an interview with Swiss Radio Television of which some excerpts had been printed this Saturday.

“I believe that he who sees the situation, who thinks about the people, who has the courage of the white flag, to negotiate is stronger. And today you can negotiate with the help of international powers. The word negotiate is a brave word” stated the pontiff.

“When you see that you are defeated, that things are not going well, you must have the courage to negotiate”added the Pontiff, who, talking concerning the conflict in Gaza, stated: “Negotiating is never giving up,” at one other level within the interview, which might be broadcast in full on March 20.

Clarification from the Vatican

After the interview was printed, the Holy See clarified that The Pope didn’t converse of give up however of negotiationAccording to the Vatican spokesperson, Matteo Bruniwithin the place Vatican News.

“The Pope uses the term white flag, and responds by taking the image proposed by the interviewer, to indicate with it the cessation of hostilities, the truce reached with the courage of negotiation. At another moment in the interview, speaking about another situation of conflict, but referring to any war situation, the Pope clearly states: 'negotiation is never surrender,'” he stated.

According to Bruni, “the Pope's wish remains the one he has always repeated in recent years (…): 'As I renew my deepest affection for the tormented Ukrainian people and pray for all, in particular for the countless innocent victims, I implore that we find that bit of humanity that allows us to create the conditions for a diplomatic solution in the search for a just and lasting peace‘”.