Poroshenko – to Uniates: We’ve upheld the right to pray in Ukrainian
According to Petro Poroshenko, members of his party are determined to further decisively defend Ukraine.
On July 19, 2020, the leader of the European Solidarity Party Petro Poroshenko with his wife Marina prayed in Zarvanytsia with representatives of the UGCC and asserted that he had defended the right to pray in Ukrainian, the Glavkom website reports.
Petro Poroshenko vowed “we will free our land. We will liberate the Donbass, we will liberate the Crimea with God's help.” He also assured that “we will overcome the coronavirus” and “the egregious problems that now exist in the economy, the destruction of reforms, the destruction of decentralization, the destruction of the army.”
Poroshenko also pledged to "protect our Ukrainian language". According to him, “you saw what happened the day before yesterday, but we, the parliamentary special forces, defended the language. We upheld the right of Ukrainians to pray to the Lord in Ukrainian. And in the future we will decisively defend Ukraine,” said the former president of Ukraine.
He thanked the head of the UGCC Sviatoslav Shevchuk and all the Uniate clergy and parishioners, who joined the prayer, and also thanked the members of the “Defend Ukraine” organization, which, in his words, “protect our state from revenge”.