Pope's remarks on ethnic minority soldiers in Ukraine arouse Russian outrag

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A chill has fallen on relations between Moscow and the Vatican City. The rift has been sparked by an interview published in a US magazine on Monday in which the head of the Catholic Church Pope Francis condemned the cruelty of some minority groups of soldiers namely the Chechens and the Siberian Buryats in the Ukraine's conflict. On Tuesday Moscow's ambassador to the Vatican Alexander Avdeev lodged an official complaint in response.

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