Maidan Community Sector, Lviv: Dear friends!
War, not the expected peace arrived at the doorstep of Great Britain and France when they gave up Czechoslovakia to Hitler in 1938. War is happening right here at home and not in faraway Europe – the United States were harshly reminded about this at Pearl Harbor in 1942. War descended on Ukraine and thus is now much closer to Paris and Berlin, because Europe and the US haven’t supported Georgia in 2008. War showed up in the homes of Dutch, British, French, German, Australian families because Europe and the US weren’t courageous enough to lend a helping hand to Ukraine in 2014. It is impossible to run away from war and overwhelming aggression, it is impossible to buy yourself off. The war will catch up with you if you don’t stand up to it with utmost determination.
August 13 – Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate) has elected Metropolitan Onufriy of Chernivtsi and Bukovyna as the new Metropolitan of Kiev and All Ukraine. He is considered moderately pro-Russian. Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Kyiv Patriarchate) believes that he will not actively participate in inter-church dialogue. The head of Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Kyiv Patriarchate) Patriarch Filaret believes that the dialogue on the unification of orthodoxy in Ukraine with the newly elected Metropolitan of Kiev and All Ukraine (Moscow Patriarchate) may be unproductive.
August 13 – Supported by Russian military, on Wednesday night Russian “humanitarian convoy” was trying to break into the Ukraine, – said Deputy Head of Presidential Administration Valeriy Chaly. He reminded that last Friday Russia was planning an open invasion of Ukraine under the guise of a “humanitarian mission”. “Many countries have advised us to find a way not to fall into this trap. If Ukraine says that the “aid” will not be accepted, this may cause a full-scale conflict. And then this “aid” will arrive in a different way – with so called “peacekeepers” and armed convoy”, – explained Chaly.
August 13 – Russian President Vladimir Putin pointedly held the meeting of the Security Council of the Russian Federation in the occupied Crimea, in the city of Sevastopol. Discussed were security issues in the Republic of Crimea and city of Sevastopol. This is another provocation.