Pope Francis exchanges gifts with Volodymyr Zelensky during a private audience at the Vatican. File / AP
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky called on Tuesday on Pope Francis to mediate in his country's conflict with Russia to help alleviate human suffering, nearly one month into Moscow's invasion.
Zelensky said he had held a telephone call with the Pope and that he had "told His Holiness about the difficult humanitarian situation and the blocking of rescue corridors by Russian troops."
"The mediating role of the Holy See in ending human suffering would be appreciated," Zelensky wrote on Twitter following the call.
Negotiators from Moscow and Kyiv have held ongoing talks aimed at ending nearly four weeks of fierce fighting, but have failed to announce any progress so far.
Pope Francis has called for an end to the conflict on more than one occasion, and although he has condemned the "massacre" in Ukraine, he has avoided mentioning Russia by name.
Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill and Francis earlier this month held talks on Ukraine and urged negotiations to continue to reach a "just peace."
Shortly after the start of Russia's military operation last month in Ukraine, Patriarch Kirill called Moscow's opponents in Ukraine "evil forces."
Zelensky said late on Monday he was prepared to discuss a commitment from Ukraine not to seek NATO membership in exchange for a cease-fire, the withdrawal of Russian troops and a guarantee of Ukraine’s security.
“From the beginning, I have insisted on talks with the Russian president,” Zelensky said. “It’s not that I want (to meet him), it’s that I have to meet him so as to settle this conflict by diplomatic means.
More than 3.3 million refugees have already fled Ukraine through its western border, with around 2 more million displaced inside the country.
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The missiles are believed to be handed over to Ukraine army to help the war-torn country in it's battle against Russia.
In the video, which is reportedly shot in the Amaria town of Pilibhit district, a man identified as Noushad can be seen hanging precariously on the wires and doing all sort of stunts.
The hospital handed a death certificate to the man's family, but the family members refused to believe his death, and instead of burying him, they brought him home and looked after him, as if he would wake up later.