The Vatican is ready to support the propositions of the Ukrainian Peace Formula regarding humanitarian support and the release of Ukrainian prisoners and children.
Source: Pietro Parolin, Secretary of State of the Holy See in an address to the participants of the third meeting on the Ukrainian Peace Formula in Malta, quoted by the official news portal of the Holy See, Vatican News, and reported by European Pravda
Details: He said that the previous two meetings on the peace formula in Denmark and Saudi Arabia is a "commendable effort, one worthy of support", as it "encourages us not to consider armed confrontation as an unavoidable tool for resolving conflicts".
"Recalling Pope Francis’ repeated calls for peace, ‘both in his countless interventions and through actions on behalf of Ukraine’… Finding a solution is not the responsibility of Ukraine alone; it is a common responsibility," Parolin said in his address.
He added that an even greater and "more creative commitment at all levels" is needed, since Ukraine cannot yet protect the integrity of its territory, provide citizens with security and necessary things for life, and achieve peace.
The Secretary of State of the Holy See emphasised his support "for resolving humanitarian issues, such as food security and preservation of the natural environment", as well as his readiness to "continue its efforts aimed at alleviating the sufferings of the Ukrainian people and the return of prisoners and children to Ukraine".
- The third Ukrainian Peace Formula meeting, held in Malta on 28-29 October, focused on the issues of nuclear safety, food and energy security, releasing prisoners of war and deported persons, and the restoration of Ukraine’s territorial integrity.
- Representatives of over 66 countries attended the meeting in Malta, a significantly higher number than at the previous meeting in Saudi Arabia. The list of attendees has not been disclosed, but it was revealed that Armenia participated for the first time.