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-Head of Ukraine Church Says Putin Broke 3 of the 10 Commandments in Crimea Invasion

by Dr. D ~ March 27th, 2014

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(Patriarch Filaret Denysenko: Religious Information Service of Ukraine)

Here’s an interesting perspective on the Ukraine/Crimea invasion from the leader of the Ukrainian church. Definitely not something you might run across in the secularized Western press. 

The head of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church in an address last week condemned Russia’s attack and annexation of Crimea saying that Putin “used the tool of the devil—he mixed the truth with falsehood.” Here’s the story from God Reports:

Patriarch Filaret Denysenko said, “I am sure that half-truth from the mouth of the Russian leader that the whole world heard is worse than outright lies—as hidden poison in food is more dangerous than obvious poison.”

He said Russia’s leaders violated three of the Ten Commandments: Do not kill; Do not bear false witness against your neighbor; Do not covet your neighbor’s house … (and) anything that is your neighbor’s (Exodus 20:15-17).  …

“In the occupied Crimea community activists disappear without a trace,” he charged.  Those who were released bore witness to cruel and inhuman treatment at the hands of the Russians, including constant humiliation, death threats, and simulation of execution.

“The Russian leadership is personally responsible for all this,” he declared.

While Putin considers “the disintegration of the totalitarian USSR a ‘tragic event,’ he (Putin) didn’t say that in Ukraine, including the Crimea and Sevastopol, most people on December 1, 1991 at a public referendum without any coercion supported the independence of Ukraine.”

“He did not mention a single word about the obligation not only to respect but also to guarantee the territorial integrity, sovereignty and inviolability of borders of Ukraine, taken over by the Russian Federation according to Budapest Memorandum of 1994 and the Treaty of Friendship of 1997.”

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Response: I am sure that Putin cares about the patriarch’s condemnation? It would be interesting to get a response from the head of the Russian Church on Patriarch Denysenko’s comments. Interestingly Putin has appeared in the past to be very close to the Russian church leaders so their opinion on Patriarch Denysenko comments would be relevant.

Unfortunately that will never happen since the Western press would never care or think to ask the Patriarch of the Russian Orthodox Church for a response. Plus the Russian media is now solidly under Putin’s control so no criticism or dissenting views would ever be forthcoming.              *Top

HT: ASSIST News Service

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