Shut off electrical energy in the Crimea is a crime, as it leads to casualties, said 1st Deputy Chairman of the Synodal Department of the Moscow Patriarchate on relations of the Church with society and the media, member of the Bureau of the world Russian people's Council (WRPC) Alexander Shchipkov.
"Did the ethnic cleansing of close to our borders, but they are not terror? Isn't it a crime the explosion of the power lines on the border line with the Crimea? Let's count: how many hospitals were stopped because of power instrumentation complex surgical operations that have saved people's lives? How is this different from the invasion of terrorists into the hospital?" – Sipkova quoted by RIA " Novosti ". About it 1st Deputy head of the Synodal Department said on Tuesday at a meeting of WRPC forum XX in the Cathedral of Christ the Savior.