Kyiv, Ukraine, Mar 4, 2022 / 05:40 am
The leader of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church said on Friday that the war risks creating an ecological disaster as well as a humanitarian catastrophe.
Speaking as Russian forces seized Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant, Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk called for renewed efforts to end the conflict.
“I would like to address all those who care for the environment, those who care for the ecological awareness of humanity. It is necessary to do everything to stop this war immediately,” he said in a video message on March 4.
“This is not only becoming a humanitarian catastrophe before our very eyes. It is an irreversible attack on God’s creation that for decades, for centuries, will be impossible to correct. Ukraine already experienced Chernobyl. Now it stands on the threshold of a new atomic threat that can be 10 times worse.”