ENGLISH VERSION: Orthodox Christians of Eastern Ukraine ask your help. By Ihor (Isichenko), archbishop of Kharkiv and Poltava
Your Eminences, Your Graces, Very Reverend Fathers, Dear Brothers and Sisters,
The territory of Kharkiv and Poltava Eparchy of the Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church became the object of armed aggression of Russia. Yesterday thousands of men who came from Russia made ??brutal attacks on the authorities in regional centers. Dozens of our people who defended the authorities were wounded.
I ask you to support us with your prayers and participation in protests against Russian aggression.
May God richly reward you for brotherly support of Ukrainian Christians!
+ Ihor (Isichenko), archbishop of Kharkiv and Poltava
March 3, 2014