Ukraine's Permanent Representative to the UN: Russian soldiers blessed by Kirill destroyed almost 200 Orthodox churches in Ukraine

Ukraine's Permanent Representative to the UN: Russian soldiers blessed by Kirill destroyed almost 200 Orthodox churches in Ukraine - фото 1
Russian invaders destroyed or damaged 116 thousand residential buildings in Ukraine and 183 religious sites.

The permanent representative of Ukraine to the UN, Serhiy Kyslytsya, announced this at a meeting of the UN Security Council on July 29, the newspaper reports media, Gordon.

According to him, civilian infrastructure is one of the main goals of the Russian Federation.

"As of June, for example, the Russian war led to the destruction or damage of 116 thousand residential buildings, which were home to 3.5 million Ukrainians.183 religious sites, including 173 Christian ones, five Muslim and five Jewish ones, were destroyed in 14 Ukrainian regions. Just imagine how Russian soldiers, blessed by Orthodox Patriarch Kirill, destroyed almost 200 Orthodox churches in Ukraine," the diplomat said.

Patriarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Gundyaev supported Russia's military invasion of Ukraine. In his sermon in early March, he justified the invasion saying it was meant to protect the Donbas.

For supporting the Russian war against Ukraine, the United Kingdom and Canada imposed sanctions against Patriarch Kirill. Lithuania banned him from entering for five years.