The Head of the UGCC to the world about Zaporizhzhia NPP: I ask that international experts do not allow themselves to be deceived by the occupiers indulged in wishful thinking

Wednesday, 31 August 2022, 09:07
Unfortunately, the occupiers have turned the ZNPP into a torture chamber, where they torture the workers of this power plant so that, God forbid, they would not tell the whole truth. A lot of weapons are stored there, and photos of four holes in the roof of the power plant have been published. Therefore, we ask the world for an objective assessment of this danger and call on everyone to make maximum efforts to prevent a new tragedy, the consequences of which we will not be able to eliminate. The Father and Head of the UGCC, His Beatitude Sviatoslav, emphasized this in his daily military address on the 188th day of Russia's war against Ukraine.


“Yesterday was the Day of Remembrance of Defenders of Ukraine. We prayed for those soldiers who gave their lives for the Motherland, especially our servicemen who died in the battle of Ilovaisk. Let us embrace their families with our love and attention not only once a year but every day. We owe it to our defenders that we are alive today, see the light of day, and can stand before God’s face,” the head of the UGCC pointed out.

In the morning war news, we hear that, during the past day, active fighting was taking place on almost the entire front line. The enemy is most stubbornly and intensively attacking the Donetsk region, trying to regain complete control over the territory of the Luhansk and Donetsk regions.

“Heavy fighting is now going on around Kherson. I ask everyone today to pray for this long-suffering city and its early liberation from the occupiers. Throughout yesterday and this night, the enemy mercilessly shelled peaceful towns and villages again, as if sensing their powerlessness and taking revenge at the expense of non-violent, infirm people,” summed up the Primate of the UGCC.

Today His Beatitude Sviatoslav recalled the fifth commandment of Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky, which says: “Do not steal the future from your children. Do not destroy your own and other people's talents. Don't lobby for laws that destroy justice and peace.”

The Head of the Church draws attention to the fact that when someone planning some business and economic activity does not think about the future but manages by living for one day, he reminds of a thief. “As you know, a thief steals precisely at the moment when he has access to certain material goods because he knows that he will not have them the next day. So the owner who does not think about the next day is either unwise or doomed to defeat and failure,” the Archbishop is convinced.

“When organizing a financial and economic activity, a person must think strategically, striving for development. And when someone building his enterprise begins to destroy and steal the future, be it personal or national, he not only destroys the present but reveals his inability to properly and wisely manage. When someone gets rich by destroying, in particular, the personal talents or gifts of other people, he commits evil and sins. At the same time, the one who invests in a person's destruction, stealing from him the opportunity to show and develop talents, also deserves moral condemnation,” the Head of the UGCC advises.

In his opinion, these rules should form the basis of fair laws. If someone, to promote his financial interests, creates lobbying groups in legislative institutions, which make corrupt laws harmful to the state and society under him behaves like a real criminal.

“Let justice and peace, fundamental values, be the basis of business and economic life. May the Lord help us to wisely manage God's gifts, which include not only material goods but also human talents, abilities, and gifts that the Lord God very generously bestowed on our people,” wishes His Beatitude Sviatoslav and adds: When a person blossoms in his gifts, we will be able to say that we are laying the foundations of a fair economy for our country, and now we are winning the war with peace.”

Today, the Head of the UGCC addressed the world community regarding the new extremely threatening circumstances that have arisen around the Zaporizhzhia NPP. “We know that one of these days International Atomic Energy Agency will finally get access to this power plant and will be able to assess the dangers and risks that exist there for Ukraine, Europe and the world. In this regard, I ask that international experts do not allow themselves to be deceived by the occupiers indulged in wishful thinking,” he asked.

The UGCC Department for Information


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