Ukraine’s prime minister said on Thursday he had invited Pope Francis to visit Ukraine, and said that a telephone call between Chinese President Xi Jinping and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy had been very productive.
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“I am sure that this conversation will open the doors to the new stage of our cooperation and relations with China,” said Denys Shmyhal
Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal told a news conference in Rome that he had held talks at the Vatican and discussed Kyiv’s peace formula to end Russia’s 14-month-old war in Ukraine.
Pope Francis, 86, has said previously that he wants to visit Kyiv but also Moscow on a peace mission.
Tens of thousands have been killed, millions uprooted and whole cities have been flattened as a result of the war in Ukraine.
Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal met with Pope Francis
Ukrainian Prime Minister gave the Pope a photo album about the war crimes of the occupiers in Bucha, Borodyanka and other Ukrainian cities. pic.twitter.com/sQZCmcfuDl
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Russia has been conducting a major offensive in the east of Ukraine for months now, but has failed to make major territorial advances. Ukraine plans to launch a counteroffensive in the coming weeks or months. Kyiv seeks to regain all its territory back.