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Ukraine is About to Start War Against Orthodox Believers (Video)

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For many people in war-torn countries, there is only one safe harbor left - the Church. They turn to religion in search for missing peace, love and hope. That’s what is happening today in Ukraine.

The immense Cross Procession began in the Donetsk region, in the east of the country, on July 3 as an initiative of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate. A week later, it was kept up by the western inhabitants of Ukraine, who launched their own procession in the Ternopol region on July 9. Both columns of believers are going to meet each other in Kiev on July 27 on the eve of the Rus Epiphany celebration.

More than ten thousand pilgrims (and counting) left their homes to join the Cross Procession. They pray for peace, love, and the absence of war in the country. In modern Ukraine, this is called Kremlin provocation.

Look at the blessed faces of these people (the large part of them are women, children and the elderly) who take part in this procession and try to identify Kremlin agents who are working hard to destabilize Ukraine.

Any success?

Probably not. It’s because you don’t have the fevered imagination of Ukrainian nationalists who see Russian aggression literally everywhere.

The infamous Ukrainian “Right Sector” nationalist movement has already organized provocations against the Orthodox believers, writes the Union of Orthodox Journalists. They escorted the procession with red-and-black flags chanting, “Russia is an aggressor!”, “Thanks be to Dazhbog!”, and other BS.

Some Ukrainian public figures have already made radical statements:

Zoryan Shkiryak, acting advisor of the head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, called the procession a, “FSB provocation”, and promised “to do everything possible to ruin vile Kremlin plans”.

Ukrainian expert in politics, Yury Romanenko, offered to put crosses along the way of the Cross Procession with a promise to crucify its participants:

“Moscow popes are trying to organize the Cross Procession from Lugansk and Donetsk regions towards Kiev. If more precisely, not Moscow popes but the Kremlin with the popes’ support. What should we do? First, we should announce everywhere that all the participants will be crucified beyond the front line. Second, we should put crosses along the route of the procession in advance. The effect will be great.”

A well-known Ukrainian neo-nazi, Viktoria Reznichenko, wrote on her FB page: “We have to stop this scum. We have to get ready and unite our efforts. Offer concrete ideas: how will we kill, burn or shoot them down?”

Oh, well …  what other way is it possible to deal with a big procession of defenseless people praying for peace?

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