Rome Newsroom, Feb 15, 2022 / 12:00 pm
The leader of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church has urged people in Ukraine to remain united in “the face of this great threat … on our borders.”
Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk said that internal unity within Ukraine was essential “for the security and survival of our people” as the Eastern European country faces a potential full-scale Russian invasion.
The archbishop’s appeal for unity came ahead of President Volodymyr Zelenskiy’s declaration that Feb. 16 will be a “day of unity” in Ukraine.
“They tell us Feb. 16 will be the day of the attack. We will make it a day of unity,” Zelenskiy commented in a video message on Feb. 14, according to Reuters, which said that the Ukrainian president was not predicting an attack, but responding to foreign media reports.