"Ukraine gets a new Heavenly Hundred every day," - Head of the UGCC

23 May, 14:30
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The President of Ukraine noted that 50 through 100 Ukrainian servicemen are killed at the frontline every day, while the rates of civilians’ deaths are ten times higher. Thus, every day, Ukraine obtains a new Heavenly Hundred. The Head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, His Beatitude Sviatoslav, said this on the 89th day of Russia's deadly war against Ukraine.

The Primate of the UGCC noted that our enemy is also suffering huge losses. Various analytical publications that track the events in Ukraine claim that in less than three months of the war in Ukraine, the Russians suffered more losses than the Soviet Union in nine years of the war in Afghanistan.

"To date, the Ukrainians, as no one else, could see that war is a terrible crime, committing which, a person loses God's likeness and human dignity," he said.

His Beatitude Sviatoslav noted that the East of Ukraine from the Kharkiv, Luhansk and Donetsk regions to the southern parts of the Zaporizhia region and Kherson region are literally on fire. The enemy mercilessly shells everything within the reach of their weaponry. The central regions of Ukraine, in particular the Zhytomyr region, were also subjected to active rocket attacks yesterday and this night.
"But Ukraine stands. Ukraine is fighting. Ukraine is successfully defending itself. Ukraine is praying," the Primate stressed.

We can see that crimes and sins are firstborn in the mind and heart of a person, believes the Primate of the UGCC. Before war arises in the battlefield, it appears in the imagination and minds of people through misanthropic theories and ideologies.

"Everyone who develops them, who instills hatred for another person in a modern man, who leads to sin – sows death in the soul of those who then become criminals, taking up arms to kill civilians," the head of the UGCC notes.

That is why we ask the Lord God so much today that no one in any state should have advisers who would advise to sin, encourage to war, says Patriarch Sviatoslav.