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No one asked to negotiate with Hitler – DW – 03/10/2024

No one asked to negotiate with Hitler – DW – 03/10/2024

Ukraine responded to the advice given this Sunday (03/10/2024) on different fronts Pope Francisco “When you see that you are defeated, when you see that things are not going well, you have to have the courage to raise the white flag and negotiate,” he said during an interview on Saturday, referring to the conflict that has been unleashed since Russia's invasion. Ukraine.

“Our flag is yellow and blue. This is the flag we live by, we will die and we will win. We will not raise another one,” Ukraine's foreign minister said. Dmytro Kuleba, in a message on X (Twitter). “As far as the white flag is concerned, we know the strategy of the Vatican in the first part of the 20th century. I ask you to avoid repeating the mistakes of the past and support Ukraine and its people in their struggle for life,” he said. It clearly mentions the collusion between the Vatican and Nazi Germany.

For its part, the Ukrainian Embassy to the Vatican responded to the Pope World War II No one talks about “peace talks with Hitler”. “Has anyone seriously talked about peace talks with Hitler and a white flag to appease him? So the lesson is the same: if you want to end the war, you must do everything possible to slay the dragon!” He says. Report published in X.

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Sviatoslav Shevchuk, Primate of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, responded without specifically identifying the Catholic leader. “Believe me, no one is thinking of surrender even where the fighting is going on now. Just listen to our people in Kherson, Zaporizhzhia, Odessa, Karkiv, Sumy,” he declared.

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A wave of reactions from public figures and Ukrainian citizens focused on the “immorality” of asking a victim of aggression to “surrender,” rather than urging the aggressor to stop Russia in this case. “Surrender means aggression,” wrote Oleksandra Matvichuk, director of the 2022 Nobel Peace Prize-winning Center for Civil Rights, who has documented Russian war crimes in Ukraine.

“The Russian occupation is torture, sexual violence, enforced disappearances, denial of your identity, forced adoption of your own children, concentration camps and mass graves,” underscores Company X. Polish Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski also took up the word. Francis called to encourage Russia to withdraw its forces from Ukraine.

“How to balance and encourage Putin to have the courage to withdraw his troops from Ukraine? Peace will come immediately without the need for negotiations,” Sikorsky wrote alongside a video of the pope's statements. Latvia's President Edgards Ringevics addressed the issue. “My point since Sunday morning: We must not surrender to evil, we must fight it and defeat it, so that evil raises the white flag and surrenders,” he declared.

DZC (EFE, AFP)