MOSCOW, August 25. /TASS/. The people of Donbass stoop up to fight injustice after eight years of suppression, Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All-Russia said at a meeting of the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church on Thursday.
"Many people are suffering, really suffering today but their predicament did not begin just recently, it has been going on for eight years. A lot of people in Donbass were utterly frustrated because of the strongest pressure they were facing. And where justice is broken, resistance always arises, so this is how this eight-year-long process led to a significant escalation," the patriarch pointed out.
According to him, the Russian Orthodox Church carries the message of peace and reconciliation. "We will pray that it all ends as soon as possible, peace and justice come to Donbass and conditions are created for people to live quietly and work for the future economic, spiritual and cultural development of these regions," the head of the Russian Orthodox Church stressed.