Vladimir PutinPresident of Russiaattended a religious mass to celebrate Friday midnight alone in a Kremlin church orthodox christmasmarked by Moscow offensive in Ukraine.
Russian President continues the celebration in the Cathedral of the AnnunciationOriginally conceived as a church for the Tsar, it was officiated by priests, some of whom held chandeliers. Kremlin,
In the past years, Putin used to attend religious ceremonies on the occasion of Orthodox Christmas in the Russian provinces or on the outskirts of Moscow, The Russian Orthodox Church celebrates Christmas on 7 January.
Vladimir Putin Visits Kremlin Church Alone to Celebrate Orthodox Christmas in Russia, Revealed
In a message released this Saturday KremlinThe Russian dignitary congratulated Orthodox Christians and indicated that the day inspires “good deeds and aspirations,
He also explained that he prayed for the Orthodox Church, whose spiritual leader, Patriarch Kirillfully supported the invasion of the Russian armed forces in ukrainedecided by Putin,
crazy organizationsupport our troops who are serving special military operations”, announced the Russian President, using the official wording Kremlin to designate offensive ukraine,
,And Work Tan formidable, versatile and truly ascetic deserving of the most sincere respect“, she added.
Patriarch Kirill calls on believers to support pro-Russia “brothers” During the offensive in Eastern Ukraine.
since the start of the offensive ukraineOn 24 February, the patriarch delivered a sermon in which he gave his blessing to the Russian army while criticizing the Ukrainian authorities.
In a speech last year, he declared that in dying ukraine “Washes away all sins.”
What is known about the truce for Orthodox Christmas?
VC Kirill appealed to Moscow on Thursday why Kyiv will establish a ceasefire in Ukraine on the occasion of Christmas conservative, Shortly thereafter, Putin declared a unilateral 36-hour ceasefire.
But, the artillery battle continued on Friday BajmutFront hot spot in eastern Ukraine, as well as shelling in other areas, despite a unilateral ceasefire order.
Journalists heard gunfire from both Ukrainian and Russian sides in the city after the start of a ceasefire,Although its intensity was less than the previous days.