Patriarch Kirill launches anti-war appeal to Putin, Poroshenko on eve of Russia Christianization Day

Natalya Mihailova | 27 July 2015
Moscow, July 27, Interfax - On the eve of the celebration of the 1000th anniversary since the death of Grand Prince St. Vladimir the Great, Patriarch Kirill has appealed to the presidents of Russia and Ukraine by writing letters of the same content, expressing his deep concern over the events in eastern Ukraine.

“The peace agreements reached in Minsk put the conflict escalation on hold and instilled hopes of a full ceasefire between combatants. Unfortunately, the hostilities have continued to this day, albeit not on the previous scale. Blood is being shed and people are dying in Ukraine,” the patriarch wrote in the appeal issued in Moscow on Monday.

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