Leader of the Roman Catholic Church Pope Francis has made an appeal for the easing of tensions between Russia and Ukraine.
This comes against the background of Russia’s increased military presence in the Black Sea.
The Pope made his remarks to the public gathered in St. Peter’s Square on Sunday.
He expressed his concern and called for calm given the current situation.
Francis said he was following with “deep concern the events in several areas of eastern Ukraine, where in recent months violations of the cease-fire have multiplied, and I observe with great apprehension the increase of military activities,” according to The Associated Press.
He said he hopes “tensions may be avoided,” and that “reconciliation and peace” can be fostered.
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