UOC urges to help victims of Kakhovka hydroelectric power plant explosion

06 June 10:34
Flooding as a result of the Kakhovka hydroelectric power plant explosion. Photo: strana.ua Flooding as a result of the Kakhovka hydroelectric power plant explosion. Photo: strana.ua

UOC spokesman Archpriest Mykola Danilevych said how priests are trying to save flooded churches.

Archpriest Mykola Danilevych, a spokesperson for the UOC, called to help priests and laymen affected by the explosion of the Kakhovka hydroelectric power station, which resulted in flooding of rural and urban churches of the Kherson Eparchies, which were in the emergency area. The deputy head of the UOC DECR wrote about this on his Telegram channel.

"The Russians blew up the Kakhovka hydroelectric power plant. Part of Kherson is flooded, as well as the villages. The priests I know have churches flooded; they are now rescuing what can be rescued from the churches. People are evacuating their homes," he said.

Father Mykola appealed to UOC priests and parishioners who are not currently in the disaster zone but live in the Ukrainian-controlled territory to help the communities of flooded churches on a regular basis.

"I myself will also do this with my parish We will regularly provide financial assistance to the family of a priest whose church was flooded. Bit by bit, but consistently, we need to support each other in these difficult times," wrote the UOC spokesperson.

On the night of June 6, as a result of the strikes of the RF, the Kakhovka hydroelectric power station was blown up. As of 07:30, the villages of Tiaginka, Lvovo, Otradokamenka of the Berislav district, Ivanivka, Nikolske, Tokarivka, Poniatovka, Belozerka, and the Ostrov district in Kherson were fully or partially flooded.

As reported, Archpriest Mykola Danilevych described how UOC parishes abroad were collecting aid for those affected by the war with Russia and transporting it to Ukraine.

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