Yana Stavska 18:21, 01.03.22 UNIAN
The Russians have stated their intention to bomb “Ukrainian Security Service facilities” in central Kyiv.
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Russian occupation forces are preparing an air strike on Hagia Sophia.
This was reported by the press service of the UGCC.
“Information has been received that Russian troops are preparing an air strike on the most important shrine of the Ukrainian people since Kievan Rus’ – St. Sophia Cathedral in Kyiv. His Beatitude Sviatoslav, Head and Father of the UGCC, appeals to all Christians to pray for the spiritual sanctuary “Let St. Sophia – the Wisdom of God, understand those who planned to commit this crime,” – said in a statement.
The Minister of Culture Oleksandr Tkachenko points out that an hour ago the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation announced its intention to bomb “objects of the Security Service of Ukraine” in the center of Kyiv.
“These criminal intentions pose a threat to the people and shrines of Kyiv. A few dozen meters from the stated target of the bombing is the Hagia Sophia with mosaics and frescoes of the 11th century. This unique architectural monument is included in the World Heritage List. the damage or destruction of the cathedral caused by Russia will be an irreparable loss for all mankind “,
According to an UNIAN correspondent, the Russian invaders hit the capital’s TV tower near the Dorogozhychi metro station. As a result of the enemy attack, a column of smoke was formed at the place where the projectile fell. There are temporary problems with telecasting.
And what strategic advantage would that give RuSSia?
I think a lot of poeple in Orthodoxy will have little appreciation of such an attack. Including Russian Orthodox people. They will see it as an attack on the Church and not just the Cathedral.
An attack on St. Sophia would be a loss for the world but also this old church proves that orthodoxy for the slavs started in Ukraine, NOT Moskovia and that’s another reason they want to destroy it. Hell, Hitler didn’t even do that! Same with Pochaiv.
Again the world can see who the real Nazis are and where the propaganda is coming from. Even Hitler didn’t touch this church. Who is committing genocide? Who refused us a no-fly zone? Who refused us weapons to defend ourselves? Who said both sides need to deescalate? The world is listening now, finally, lets hope its not too late.