"This war will go down in history as one in which Russia uses sexual violence as a weapon against Ukraine," - Head of the UGCC
This was stated by the head of the UGCC, His Beatitude Sviatoslav, in his daily military address on the 237th day of the bloody war that the Russian aggressor started against our Homeland, reports the Information Department of the UGCC.
In his address on October 18, the head of the UGCC shares the results of the morning military news for the day and reflects on a separate type of weapon of Russia — sexual violence against Ukrainian women and families.
The last night and day, The Primate says, were again the era of Russian terrorism. Morning news reports that the enemy launched 10 missile strikes on the territory of Ukraine, 58 airstrikes, and 60 attacks from various types of rocket systems. 35 settlements of cities and villages were affected.
The patriarch drew attention to the fact that in the conditions of war, the family found itself in a sea of violence and malice that destroys a person. The violence and mass killings we see in Ukraine today are truly shocking. "This war will go down in history as one in which Russia uses violence against the intimate sphere of a person as a weapon against Ukraine," the hierarch emphasizes.
Sexuality, according to him, becomes a tool for neglecting and humiliating the human personality. We have a large number of horrific facts about public rape. There are cases when girls and women got pregnant by their rapists. "It is impossible to imagine how much this violence against the intimate sphere of a person hurts the Ukrainian family, the dignity of men and women, destroys what the Lord God created for love!" Says His Beatitude Sviatoslav.
In his opinion, we must do everything in our power to ensure that the family is free from violence. If the family, as an oasis of life and love, is not protected from any kind of violence, it probably will not survive. "Let's do everything possible together so that our men and women love each other, and the Russian invader never breaks into the Ukrainian family with a terrible grimace of violence," the head of the UGCC urges.