From the Head of the UGCC on Day 45 of the war: Every day, Russia commits unjustifiable, heinous crimes in Ukraine, which the world must condemn

Sunday, 10 April 2022, 20:17
Yesterday we witnessed a heinous crime at the Kramatorsk train station: two Russian missiles targeted this railway junction in a pre-meditated, deliberate strike, killing 53 people and injuring more than a hundred, stated His Beatitude Sviatoslav, the Father and Head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, in his daily address on the 45th day of the war.


He added that many of the wounded are in critical condition and could die in the next hours or days. Women and children were killed -- people who tried to evacuate, to flee the area of ​​heavy fighting.

These are peaceful people whom they wanted to take hostage in this war. There were no troops. There was no military infrastructure. They were civilians.

According to the Head of the UGCC, the past day and night were particularly dramatic. Again, we experienced missile attacks over our cities; we witnessed the deaths of innocent people. Fierce battles are taking place around our Kharkiv, in Donbass, around Mariupol, and in the South of our Motherland.

The Primate once again noted that the enemy is waging a total war against Ukraine and is deliberately not only killing the military, but also destroying our cities and villages, and most importantly -- waging a pre-meditated, systemic war against civilians.

The spiritual leader emphasized that when a person perpetrates evil unconsciously or somewhat involuntarily, then the personal responsibility for this deed, for the evil perpetrated, may be less heavy. But when the evil is done intentionally, deliberately, then the person bears full responsibility. That evil then penetrates the perpetrator’s soul and heart, destroys him from within, makes him a slave to sin, and brings death. The hierarch noted that the Word of God tells us: “For the wages of sin is death.”   

According to His Beatitude Sviatoslav, in Kramatorsk we once again witnessed a crime that is unjustifiable, heinous, and deserving world condemnation.  It is an example of a crime against humanity.

UGCC Department of Information



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