The Head of the UGCC Discusses the Russian Manifesto of Genocide of Ukrainians with the Spanish Ambassador to Ukraine

Saturday, 30 April 2022, 21:46
On April 29, His Beatitude Sviatoslav, the Father and Head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, met with the Ambassador of Spain to Ukraine, Ms. Sylvia Josefina Cortés Martin in Kyiv. The meeting took place at the request of the Ambassador.

His Beatitude Sviatoslav thanked the Ambassador for returning to Kyiv with the diplomatic staff. He stressed that this is a sign of great support for Ukraine and at the same time, evidence that European countries believe in Ukraine's victory.

During the conversation, the parties touched upon various aspects of the Church's activities during the war and discussed humanitarian issues. The Head of the UGCC spoke about the challenges of delivering social services, sharing in particular his experiences during his last trip to southern Ukraine.

They also brought up the question of war ideologies which, according to the Primate, is the root cause of this war, and therefore sets certain goals for Russia in its aggression towards Ukraine.

The participants of the conversation discussed the manifesto of the genocide of the Ukrainian people, which the Russians issued as an instruction for their troops in Ukraine. This instruction states that Ukrainians are not a people, but an ideology that must be punished and eradicated. Insubordinate people need to be "re-educated" in special camps. Moreover, it is about the extermination of millions of people in Ukraine as one of the goals of the war.

His Beatitude Sviatoslav appealed to the international community to pay attention to this, because this type of totalitarian ideology and its calls for genocide must be identified and condemned by the world community.

The Ambassador, for her part, assured the Head of the UGCC of Spain's constant attention to the war in Ukraine, its support for humanitarian aid, and its readiness for further dialogue and cooperation.

The UGCC Department of Information



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