Posts Tagged ‘Ukraine tension’

Ukrainian bishop says Russian troops instilling fear in border regions

Monday, May 3rd, 2021

A Catholic bishop from eastern Ukraine said tensions remain high despite an announced withdrawal of Russian forces. “Nothing has changed — the great bulk of Russian forces are still here, as fighting flares intermittently and people still die,” said Bishop Stanislav Szyrokoradiuk of Odessa-Simferopol. “The east and south of Ukraine are areas of greatest Russification Read more

Pope Calls for Lowering of Tensions in Eastern Ukraine

Monday, April 19th, 2021

Pope Francis, delivering his Sunday address to a live audience for the first time in more than a month, called for a lowering of tensions in eastern Ukraine and expressed anxiety over a military buildup. “Please! I strongly hope that an increase in tension can be avoided. On the contrary, there is a need for Read more