More than $ 2 million collected in the parishes to help the inhabitants of the South-East of Ukraine, said the Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill on Wednesday at the 5th meeting of the Board of Trustees " Support the construction of churches in the capital city of Russia ".
The Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church has noticed that such amount is made possible, as well as among them, and because of the program of building new churches, which has already implemented four years in the Russian capital, as well as the active involvement of parishes in the social life of the Church.
"this money is a broad program of assistance. A large number of people seeking help, many Church social service employ. There are several cases when you purchased your property, sometimes people buy the tickets so they could get to a certain point. In other words, the activity of the parishes of the Russian Orthodox Church, and among them, fuelling a Church social work ", - noted he.
The Ukrainian authorities began in April last year in the Donbass military operation against disgruntled happened last February by the coup d'etat of residents of the region. In the end of hostilities in the Donbass was on the verge of a humanitarian catastrophe.
The problem of settlement of the Ukrainian fall under negotiation in different formats, for example, at the meetings of the contact group in Minsk with the mediation of Russia and the OSCE. The contact group meeting February 12, ended with the adoption of a package of measures on execution of the Minsk agreements, involving, for example, a ceasefire, the withdrawal of heavy weapons and the development of the security zone. Soon after informing truce in the Donbass resumed shooting, the parties blame each other in violation of the "silence" and report that conduct only return fire.
To date, Russia has sent in the Donbass 24 car convoy, which delivered More than 31, 5 thousand tons of humanitarian aid. Next, the 26th the convoy was planned for may 14.