ROME — Ukrainian Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk denounces Vladimir Putin’s false “De-Nazis” of Ukraine as a pretext for genocide.
“The Ukrainian people have been waging a brutal and bloody struggle for 81 days against the Russian aggressor, who killed the sons and daughters of the Ukrainian people and trampled our Ukrainian lands,” Archbishop Shevchuk said in a video. Message Market.
“Today, Russia’s goal in Ukraine is the so-called ‘maximisation’,” said the Archbishop. But in fact, it is the genocide of the Ukrainian people, which is openly declared in certain instructions,” he said.
Insincere use of such accusatory language is an example of how “the enemy seduces with lies not only the cities and villages of Ukraine, but also the souls of not only Ukrainians, but also people all over the world”. stated.
In his message, Shevchuk also called on intellectuals around the world not to remain silent and said, “If we do not condemn today the genocide against the Ukrainian people carried out by Russia on our land, we will insist on the spirits attracted by such crimes tomorrow.” A lethal ideology can do so much harm to all of humanity.”
As he has done on other occasions, the Archbishop offered a pertinent update on the state of the conflict, noting that “bloody battles” are now being waged in Luhansk, Donetsk, Kherson and Zaporizhzhia.
He also noted that “more than 170,000 civilians suffered severe hunger in the heroic Mariupol”, adding that the city was completely besieged and “all good people will cry out to the whole world for salvation”.
There, in Mariupol, “the victory of Ukraine is being won today,” he continued. “Therefore, I appeal to all who have the power to save the people of this city of Mary: do your best!”
“We are praying and doing everything we can to save those who are starving and who are hit with tons of Russian bombs every day,” he said.
The archbishop also commented on a Russian campaign to mine Ukrainian territory with explosives, noting that even in liberated areas “tens of thousands of hectares of Ukrainian land still await demining.” And it will be a task that will take many years.”
“But Ukraine is standing. Ukraine is fighting,” he said. “Ukraine is protecting the world with its whole body from the last danger that threatens all humanity today.”
“And we feel that the Lord God is with us and that He has blessed us. Ukraine is defeating its enemy day by day. “Good will triumph over evil,” he said.