Ukrainian Patriarch urged to unite and to repel the Russian “fratricide”

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The head of the UOC-KP, Filarete: RIA Novosti

The head of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church-Kyivan Patriarchate (UOC-KP) Filaret made an appeal regarding the incident in the Kerch Strait, which occurred on November 25. This is the website of the UOC-KP.

According to him, November 25, “there was a new act of open military aggression of Russia against Ukraine”.

“Until now, the Kremlin tried to lie to conceal its aggression against the Ukrainian state, using unmarked troops, under the guise of local collaborators, talking about “civil war in the Donbass” and “self-determination of the people of Crimea”. On 25 November, the Russian Federation made an open act of aggression against Ukraine, which does not hide,” — said Filaret.

He added that the people of Ukraine can only give one answer to the attack — “courageously confront the enemy, standing on the protection of the native land, in defense of their statehood and freedom.”

“I urge politicians to postpone disputes and unite. After all, if the enemy will destroy the very our state — about which positions will be taken care of, where will you manage? Call for unity of all Ukrainian society, for without victory there will be no real peace, nor prosperity, nor a happy future for all of us”, — said in the appeal Filaret.

“Again I draw your voice to the fratricide, the new Cain, who, calling our people my brother, came to our house, to shed blood and enslaved: come to your senses and cease to do evil! Hide the sword and return to your house!” — said the Patriarch.

25 Nov border Department of the FSB of Russia detained in the area of the Kerch Strait, three ships of naval forces of Ukraine — boats “Berdyansk” and “Nikopol” and the tug “Yana Kapu”. It was reported that Ukrainian soldiers crossed the Russian border, did not respond to requests to stop and began a dangerous maneuver. Russia has deemed the incident a dangerous provocation. Kiev called the detention of ships an act of war and announced the imposition of martial law in the country.

Video, photo All from Russia.

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