This is not a cowboy movie: Pope Francis called the war in Ukraine the third world
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The head of the Vatican is convinced that the people of the warring countries always suffer the most in the war, who pay for the decisions of politicians with their lives.
Pope Francis visited the capital of Kazakhstan, where he met with the Jesuits. During the conversation, the head of the Vatican commented on the situation in Ukraine and said that it was a mistake to consider this conflict as a war only between Russia and Ukraine, since we are talking about a world war. La Civiltà Cattolica, a publication of the Jesuit order, writes about this.
“There is a war going on and I think it would be a mistake to think that this is a cowboy film with good and bad guys. It is also a mistake to think that this is a war between Russia and Ukraine and no more. No, this is a world war,” Francis said.
According to him, Ukraine is undoubtedly a victim in this war, but the causes of the armed conflict should be sorted out. The Pope believes that there are international factors that contributed to provoking the war. He recalled the case when back in December last year, one of the heads of state expressed concern that NATO was moving to the East.
“NATO began to knock on the gates of Russia, not realizing that the Russians are imperials and are afraid of the lack of security of the borders. He expressed fear that this would provoke a war, and it broke out two months later,” said Francis.
Head The Vatican in this regard noted that now the world imperialists are in a state of conflict, because when they feel a certain danger, they unleash war as the only answer to it.
“I have no doubt that we have we live in the conditions of World War III. In a century we have seen three: one between 1914 and 1918, the other between 1939 and 1945, and now we are experiencing this one,” Francis is convinced.
He also stressed that both the Ukrainian and Russian people suffer in this war, and it is the poor people who pay for the suffering, which leads to the multiplication of mutual hatred. Therefore, the victims in this situation are ordinary people who pay for the insanity of war with their own lives.
“Poor people pay, as always. And this breeds hatred. Those who unleash wars forget about humanity and do not they look at the real life of people, but put party interests and power at the forefront,” the head of the Vatican emphasized.