Kirill explained rushists’ activities in Ukraine stating that "Russians want peace"
He said it in a sermon delivered on April 3 in the Christ the Savior Cathedral.
"In wartime, service in the Armed Forces is a real feat, to defend the Motherland without sparing one's life. We are a peaceful country and a very peaceful people. We have no desire to wage war or harm others. But we ... love our Motherland and will be ready to defend it as soon as the Russians can defend their country," the ROC leader stressed.
Kirill also explained what the real independence of the country is.
"Today, the word "independence" is often added to almost every country. But this is wrong because most countries in the world are now under the colossal influence of one force, which today, unfortunately, opposes the power of our people. And because there is a great force, we must be very strong ... When I say "we", I mean, first of all, the Armed Forces - but not only… All our people today must wake up, pull together and understand what a special time has come when the historical destiny of our people may be at stake”.
According to Kirill, that is why he celebrated the Divine Liturgy in this church to meet first of all with the representatives of the Armed Forces, to address them, and through them - to the whole army, navy, all defenders of the Homeland, to make them aware of the historical importance of this moment".
Then Kirill sang his favorite song about the peaceful Russian people.
“We are a peaceful country and a very peaceful, long-suffering people who have suffered from wars like few other European nations. We have no desire to go to war or to do anything that could harm others. We are brought up by all our a story that we love our Motherland and will be ready to defend it as soon as the Russians can defend their country.”
He also did not forget to mention how Russia "broke the backbone of fascism, which, of course, would have conquered the world if not for Russia."
Now, in his opinion, the role of the Nazis are "different" forces that set brother against brother.
"After all, all these are the people and nations of Holy Rus, and all these are our brothers and sisters. Everything possible must be done to stop the bloodshed and to avoid the danger of fighting each other with all its consequences, but we must be faithful – when I say "we", I mean, first of all, the military – their oath and readiness "To give one's life for one's friend," as the word of God urges.
Terror of Bucha.