Outcome 12.12: Support for the Pope and Quarantine Zones

I offer prayers for dear Ukraine – Pope of Rome

Pope Francis called for the abandonment of weapons to resolve tensions in Ukraine; Quarantine zones have been updated in Ukraine. Korrespondent.net highlights the main events of yesterday.

The head of the Vatican Francis expressed support for Ukraine and its people

A couple of Rimsky in a Sunday sermon to the faithful in St. Peter’s Square stated that prays for Ukraine and for resolving tensions through serious international dialogue. He wished this Christmas to bring peace to Ukraine. Also, the head of the Roman Catholic Church expressed deep disappointment with the “latest statistics” on the volume of arms production in the world.

The configuration of quarantine zones has changed in Ukraine

In Ukraine, as of Sunday morning, December 12, remain in the red quarantine zone 10 areas. In the yellow zone – Kiev and 12 regions, in the orange – two regions. In the red zone there are: Vinnytsia, Volyn, Zhytomyr, Zaporozhye, Kiev, Nikolaev, Sumy, Khmelnytsky, Cherkasy and Chernigov regions.

Zelensky reacted to the incident with the official of the Ministry of Internal Affairs

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky reacted to the incident at the checkpoint in the JFO in the Donetsk region with the participation of the Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Internal Affairs Alexander Gogilashvili. The head of state asked the Cabinet of Ministers and the Foreign Minister to consider the issue of dismissing the official. Zelensky noted that there can be only one reaction to this incident. He appealed to the Minister of Internal Affairs Denis Monastyrsky and the Cabinet of Ministers with a request to consider the issue of dismissing Gogilashvili.

US develops countermeasures against Russia in case of an invasion of Ukraine

United States ready to take various measures in relation to the Russian Federation in the event of an invasion of Ukraine. This was stated by US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken. He recalled that the G7 foreign ministers at a meeting in Liverpool demonstrated their determination to resist Russian aggression.

Condition for Ukraine’s accession to NATO named

Ukraine be able to move forward on NATO membershipif it meets the requirements. US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken recalled that the Alliance had confirmed in 2008 that it was open to Ukraine and Georgia.

Putin and Biden will have another negotiations

US and Russian Presidents Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin agreed to re-negotiate. This was stated by the Kremlin press secretary Dmitry Peskov. The Kremlin speaker specified that they are likely to be held in video format, but there is no talk of a personal meeting between the two presidents.

The UN predicted starvation deaths in Afghanistan

There are 8.7 million people in Afghanistan approaching hunger. According to the UN, after nearly four months of Taliban rule that seized power in the country, Afghanistan is faced with numerous humanitarian crises, including an acute food shortage. Already this winter, the food crisis could kill a million Afghan children. According to preliminary estimates, 22.8 million people – more than half of the country’s population – will face a potentially life-threatening lack of food.

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