In the course of the festivities on the occasion of the Day of Christianization of Kyivan Rus’ - Ukraine, President Petro Poroshenko thanked the Ukrainian churches and religious organizations for supporting the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the war unleashed by Moscow against “Golden-Domed Kyiv” more than two years ago.
“I do not accept palliative forms such as abstract “armed conflict” or “armed confrontation”. This is a non-Ukrainian voice of strangers. What is happening in the East is called "invasion of strangers”. It is not difficult to find an analogue to this Ukrainian phrase in the Church Slavonic language,” the Head of State emphasized.
The President expressed gratitude to the churches and religious organizations that support Ukrainian defenders with the Word of God, prayers and humanitarian aid, and help alleviate the suffering of civilians caused by Russian aggression and pro-Moscow gangs. The President urged the holy fathers to continue prayers for the fallen Ukrainian soldiers and those who are defending Ukraine now.
The Head of State noted that despite the international support, the victory depended on Ukrainians. “And the main spiritual weapon of our victory is our unity,” the President stressed.