Rome Newsroom, Mar 5, 2022 / 05:45 am
The leader of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church warned Saturday that Russian bombardments have left some people in Ukraine without heat in freezing temperatures.
In a video message on March 5, Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk urged the international community to do everything possible so that humanitarian convoys can access cities where Russian shelling has cut off power and water to residential districts.
“When the enemy bombs cities, many buildings turn very quickly into cold traps without heat, without light, without water,” Shevchuk said from the besieged Ukrainian capital Kyiv.
The major archbishop expressed concern that “a humanitarian catastrophe is beginning” in Ukrainian cities that have been surrounded by Russian forces.