From the Head of the UGCC on the 61st day of the war: The occupiers dig new mass graves in Mariupol

Tuesday, 26 April 2022, 21:13
We see another great calamity - the occupiers are dismantling our factories and enterprises en masse in the territories they have occupied. They are being exported to Russia and turn those plants into concentration camps instead. His Beatitude Sviatoslav, the Father and Head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church said in his daily address on the 61st day of the war.

In those camps, the Primate added, so-called filtering operations are carried out - some are shot, others are deported to Russia, and others are forcibly mobilized into the Russian army. His Beatitude Sviatoslav noted that we, on the one hand, experience this paschal joy, and on the other, we see how the enemy does not stop killing for a moment even on these holy days.

“In particular, yesterday, this night, he said, the enemy destroyed our Poltava region again with missile strikes. He tried to attack troops along the entire front line. And we mourn those people who live in the immediate vicinity of these war zones”.

Wounded Kharkiv is crying, said the Head of the Church, which continues to be fired upon even from the territory of the Russian Federation. Explosions and bombs were heard there during yesterday.

“We worry and pray for the heroic Mariupol, which has been standing for three months now and which is truly a martyr city. We see how in the city the occupier begins to dig new graves for thousands of people, whom he dumps into those mass graves”, told the spiritual leader.

Azovstal, this former giant of the metallurgical industry of Ukraine, said His Beatitude Sviatoslav, has been turned into a fortress. There are a huge number of people in its cellars. There are children who have not seen the sun for a month. Mariupol cries out to the world: “Stop this war! Do everything you can to save people's lives.”

“The Ukrainian people are calling to heaven and to the world for solidarity, for salvation, for help. But Ukraine is worth it! Ukraine is fighting! Ukraine celebrates Pascha”, states the Head of the UGCC.

The UGCC Department for Information


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