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 Putin hopes to bring Ukraine to heel through Russian Orthodox Church and enslave us again, - Patriarch Filaret

Primate of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Kyiv Patriarchate, Patriarch Filaret believes that Russian President Vladimir Putin hopes to subjugate Ukraine through the Russian Orthodox Church.

Censor.NET informs citing Ukrainski Novyny.

"Putin anchors his hopes upon his Russian Church in Ukraine as it should help him to subjugate Ukraine to Russia, enslave us again," - Said Filaret after a ceremonial service at St. Volodymyr's Hill near the monument to St. Prince Volodymyr in Kyiv.

Filaret agreed with the statement of Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate that it was necessary to pray for peace. However, he noted that this peace was to bring freedom and independence to Ukraine.

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Primate of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Kyiv Patriarchate said that the Ukrainian soldiers who gave their lives in the Donbas did it for the sake of Ukraine's freedom.

The religious procession of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Kyiv Patriarchate was completed as of 2 p.m.

As reported, 6,000 parishioners of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Kyiv Patriarchate took part in the procession that started moving from St. Volodymyr's Cathedral towards St. Volodymyr's Hill at about 12 p.m. on Thursday, July 28.
 
 
 
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