Via Hillary

Posted: February 20, 2014 in Commentary, News


“On Tuesday evening, Bishop Borys Gudziak of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church went to the tent-chapel in Kyiv’s Independence Square, where he prayed with other clergymen and then read publicly a statement by his superior, Major-Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk. The statement said that the government of President Viktor Yanukovych bore ‘total responsibility’ for the violence that had broken out across Kyiv hours before. It called on the government’s security forces to cease their attacks on unarmed civilian protesters, asked Ukraine’s Christians to pray and fast for a peaceful resolution of the situation, and summoned Kyiv’s Greek Catholic churches to begin ringing their church bells in protest against the Ukrainian state’s war against the Ukrainian people — the ringing a gesture of solidarity with civil society in which many Ukrainian Orthodox churches participated as well.”

Then the Ukrainian internal security police, the Berkut, rolled into the square. They continued to assault the activists. Many were killed. The chapel went up in flames.

Kyiv is burning. What is anyone going to do about it?”



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