Vatican warns on use of NATO-supplied weapons vs. Russian territory

<p>Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin <em>(Anadolu photo)</em></p>

Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin (Anadolu photo)

VATICAN – Any attacks by Ukraine on Russia with NATO-supplied weapons would cause an “uncontrollable escalation” of the conflict between the two countries, Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin warned Thursday.

Cardinal Parolin made the assessment about the Russia-Ukraine war at an event in Milan, local media reported.

The international community has recently discussed the possibility of authorizing the use of NATO-supplied weapons by Ukraine for use against Russian territory.

"I believe this should concern everyone who cares about the fate of our world. This could lead to tension that no one can control anymore. This is a really disturbing possibility," Parolin said.

"We are working on the humanitarian level, above all on the question of the return of Ukrainian children to their homeland, a mechanism which has been launched with Cardinal (Matteo) Zuppi's visit to Kyiv and Moscow, which is bearing fruit,” he added. (Anadolu)