Images: On Easter Sunday, Russian bombs destroy a church in Komyshuvakha, on the outskirts of Zaporiyia

As Putin attends mass in Moscow, Russian forces devastate a Ukrainian church in Zaporiyia on Easter Sunday, sparking outrage and disbelief.

During Easter Sunday, the Russian Army commanded by President Vladimir Putin attacked with bombs a church located in the suburbs of the city of Zaporiyia in Ukraine. On social networks, Ukrainian citizens shared the devastation of the bombing, whose enclosure was reduced to rubble.

The attack by the Kremlin Navy happened this Sunday at dawn in Ukraine, while the former KGB agent attended a mass in Moscow led by Russia’s prominent bishop of the Orthodox Church, Vladimir Mikhailovich Gundiayev, who is also one of the president’s allies, reported the Daily Mail.

Vladimir Putin went to the largest cathedral in the capital Moscow, Christ the Savior, to commemorate Orthodox Easter, accompanied by an extensive security detail; and at his side, the 76-year-old patriarch. While in Ukraine, Russian bombers destroyed the church built in the village of Komyshuvakha.

Purin and the Russian bishop on Easter Sunday. Photo: AFP

Desolating images from Ukraine

Desolating images of the destroyed church circulated in the networks. One of those responsible was the Ukrainian parliamentarian Oleksiy Goncharenko, who condemned the attack of the Russian military on the religious center and accused the Kremlin of being Satanists. He wrote on his Twitter account:

“On Easter night, Russians destroyed a church near Zaporizhzhia. And they call Ukrainians Nazis and Satanists.”

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Some affected people commented on the same social network, “Russia celebrates Orthodox Easter by shelling a church in the suburbs of my hometown, Zaporiyia, overnight.” While the advisor to the Ukrainian Interior Minister, Anton Gerashchenko, reported that during the shelling of the church, no people were killed or injured, as it happened in the early morning.

During the mass, Vladimir Putin gave a few words about the meaning of Easter Sunday: “The wonderful and beloved Easter gives hope to believers, inspires good thoughts and actions, and serves to affirm high ideals and moral values in the society,” said the former spy who maintain the armed occupation on the Ukrainian territory.

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The mark of the bomb’s fall remained. Photo: Special

Vladimir Putin was accompanied at the ceremony by the mayor of Moscow, Sergey Sobyanin. At the same time, Bishop Vladimir Mikhailovich Gundyayev delivered a sermon in which he gave his church’s blessing to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, telling the Russian leader that the sovereign land he has invaded is traditional Russian territory. He also added:

“Today, in our historical Russian land, solemn events are taking place… One could say that it is an internal dispute. And today, I am addressing both Russians and Ukrainians. I make a special appeal to those who, against their will, got involved in this conflict.

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People clean up the debris of the church. Photo: Special

We must do everything by the power of our prayers and good deeds to stop this conflict as quickly as possible so that peace and common good, fraternal relations again firmly and firmly unite our peoples, who were the only people of Russia united,” the religious emphasized.