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The head of the UGCC called on the world to condemn the murder of Ukrainian prisoners of war in Olenivka

The head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, His Beatitude Svyatoslav called on the world to condemn the massacre of Ukrainian prisoners of war in Olenivka as a special manifestation of savagery and cruelty.

He stated this in Facebookreports Ukrinform.

According to His Beatitude, yesterday simply stunned Ukraine and the world with examples of atrocities, crime and Russian cynicism.

“What happened yesterday with Ukrainian prisoners of war, the world should condemn as a special manifestation of inadmissibility, savagery and cruelty. Yesterday we saw footage of the terrible torture of a Ukrainian soldier, and later the news came that more than 50 Ukrainian prisoners of war were killed in the town of Olenivka in the Donbass. With what cynicism it was done! With what deceit, and then with an attempt to intimidate the world and demonstrate these crimes, all this was done! “- said the head of the UGCC.

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He condemned these atrocities and crimes against humanity.

At the same time, His Beatitude Svyatoslav addressed people all over the world: to the world community, leaders of Churches and religious organizations, representatives of various institutions based on international law.

“I appeal to each of you to condemn the crimes of the Russians! If we, as people, do not step back today and say no to atrocities and torture, then tomorrow such behavior, unfortunately, may spread to the whole world,” the head of the UGCC stressed.

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As Ukrinform reported, law enforcers opened criminal proceedings on the shelling of Olenivka, Donetsk region, by Russian troops, as a result of which about 40 people died and 130 were injured.

According to the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the Russian military deliberately fired on the colony in Olenivka, where Ukrainian prisoners of war were kept.

According to Ukrainian intelligence, the killing of Ukrainian prisoners in the temporarily occupied Olenivka was carried out by mercenaries from the Wagner private military company.

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