"Do not be deaf to the moans, screams, crying of thousands of people in Ukraine!" - Head of the UGCC addressed the world
The head of the UGCC noted that Ukraine continues to defend itself. Ukraine stands. Ukraine believes more and more in its victory.
"We feel that the Lord God is with us. And victory is not in the one who is stronger than human power, but in the one with whom the Lord God is. With him is also truth and power," says His Beatitude Sviatoslav.
The head of the UGCC called for paying attention today to the direct victims of this war, to the wounded. "Ukraine doesn't even know," he says, "how many injuries it received during this war. We must now especially remember our soldiers who carry wounds on their bodies, giving their lives and health for our freedom."
The First Hierarch asks to remember the civilian civilians who were affected by the bombing, street fighting, shelling and became victims of this war. "We remember fathers and mothers who covered their children with their bodies and received serious wounds. We can say that today in Ukraine the number of wounded of varying severity is measured in thousands," he said.
Patriarch Sviatoslav urged those who live outside of Ukraine – the people of the world: "It so happens that many people around the world, who hear about the war in Ukraine to date, grew up playing computer games and for them, the word "war" can mean a game, another kind of show. There is a great danger that people all over the world do not sympathize with the pain of the Ukrainian people when watching the terrible footage of the war, how Ukraine is wounded, torn apart and crucified."
Therefore, His Beatitude Sviatoslav appealed to everyone: "Do not close up to the pain of Ukraine! Because one day the Lord God will tell you: I was wounded in Ukraine, and you turned your face away from me."