Ukraine risks becoming ‘forgotten war’: Pope Francis

Pope Francis says Ukraine risks becoming a forgotten war

Pope Francis is concerned that international attention is shifting away from the nearly two-year-old Russian war against Ukraine, according to the Ukrainian eastern-rite Catholic Church.

In a letter to the head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, pope Francis said he was sorry that “in an increasingly tragic international situation, the war in Ukraine risks becoming a forgotten one”, the church said in a statement.

It quoted the pope as replying to a letter from Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk that raised similar concerns about the war, and informed him on December 29 of Russian air strikes, the biggest since the start of the conflict.

Russia says multiple Ukrainian attacks failed

Russian forces have repelled seven attacks by Ukrainian troops in the directions of Ukraine’s Kupiansk, Yuzhno-Donetsk and Zaporizhia in the past 24 hours, according to Russia’s defence ministry.

It claimed that Ukraine lost more than 450 soldiers in these confrontations alone.

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