Vladimir Zilinskaite: Ukrainian Presidential Press Office / AP
The President of Ukraine Vladimir Zelensky asked the Church leaders to pray for peace in the Donbass. The politician published a post on Facebook.
Zelensky said that July 28 is celebrated the day of the christening “of Kievan Rus — Ukraine”. “Today we have no right to forget or neglect the Christian values, the President noted. Without them it is impossible traffic on the way to prosperity and desired to peace.”
The Ukrainian leader added that he wants to apply to all heads of churches and religious organizations — “not as President but as a man.” “To pray for peace on the Ukrainian land. In such a desired peace and full ceasefire in the Donbass”, — said Zelensky.
27 July in the Donbas has started to operate a full and comprehensive ceasefire, which Ukraine, Russia and the OSCE agreed in the framework of the Trilateral contact group (TAG). Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate welcomed the establishment of the indefinite truce. In the Orthodox Church of Ukraine (PCU), created in 2018, Zelensky called a traitor.
Video, photo All from Russia.