Pope Francis on Wednesday condemned the Bucha massacre. Kissing a Ukrainian flag, as a sign of peace, Pope said the darkened flag and stained flag was brought to him from Bucha on Tuesday.
The deaths in Bucha have already triggered a global outcry. Calls for tightening further sanctions against Russia are getting louder after disturbing visuals came to the fore.
However, Moscow remains in complete denial of such allegations against Russian forces. These war crimes included executing civilians in Bucha; Kremlin terms it as “monstrous forgery” aimed at denigrating the Russian army.
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But a bleak ray of hope made its way today when Russia said that it is ‘interested in ending military operations’ in Ukraine.
That comes with certain conditions. If Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy agrees to ‘conditions’ put forward by Moscow, it may end this invasion.
Kremlin also says that it has already halted the attack on Kyiv as a ‘goodwill gesture.’
“Withdrawal of Russian forces from the Kyiv region is a gesture of goodwill to create conditions for negotiations, during which serious decisions are possible,” the Kremlin said.
On the other hand, the West calls it a ‘failed Kyiv siege.’ Moreover, Zelenskyy, a day ago, urged the United Nations to do more to stop Moscow’s aggression.
The war has already entered its 42nd day but it hardly seems to meet an end.
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