Pope says NATO may have caused Russia's moves in Ukraine: Politico

(Xinhua) 10:13, May 07, 2022

ROME, May 7 (Xinhua) -- Pope Francis said the "barking" of NATO at Russia's door might have led to Russia's military operation in Ukraine, U.S. news portal Politico has reported.

"While he (the Pope) might not go as far as saying NATO's presence in nearby countries 'provoked' Moscow, it 'perhaps facilitated' the invasion," said the report.

The pope made the remarks in an interview with Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera published Tuesday.

(Web editor: Zhong Wenxing, Liang Jun)


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