Christian Churches Seized, Destroyed in WESTERN Ukraine (VIDEO)

Atrocities committed by the Russians ought not give the other side a pass on theirs

If we are sinking billions into a project aimed at ‘saving democracy’ and ‘the rule of law’ in Ukraine, we might want to take a good look at what it is we are trying to preserve.

It wasn’t yet a decade ago when the world saw images of orthodox priests in Ukraine standing in the no-man’s land between anti-government protesters and government forces in violent (often lethal) clashes at Kiev’s Independence Square. But the winds of change keep blowing, and heroic deeds done in the past can be quickly forgotten in the present.

One Ukrainian mayor in a western city — Lviv, nearly up against the Polish border — has ordered two Ukrainian Orthodox churches to be destroyed. We have footage of one of them being knocked down by a backhoe.

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In eerie echoes of what we saw in the pandemic years, local officials stood quietly by, behind safety tape, watching as a church is razed to the ground.

Andrey Sadovoy, the mayor of Lviv in western Ukraine, announced on April 6 that the two Ukrainian Orthodox Churches in his city were no more — the Church of St. Vladimir was demolished by backhoe and the Church of St. George was made part of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine, backed by the Zelensky government, reported RT, the website Orthodox Christianity, and The Kyiv Independent.

The Church of St. Vladimir was under the jurisdiction of the Russian Orthodox Church, as was the Church of St. George. Under President Volodomyr Zelensky, some churches formerly attached to the Russian Orthodox Church have, in recent years, voted to join the recently formed Orthodox Church of Ukraine (OCU).
For many churches that want to stay within the Russian Orthodox Church, however, Zelensky has ordered that they be shuttered. He claims that the churches are allied with Moscow and are manipulating “the spiritual life of our people.”

Commenting on the situation, FNC’s Tucker Carlson said, “Zelenskyy’s secret police have raided monasteries across Ukraine, and even a convent full of nuns, and arrested dozens of priests for no justifiable reasons whatsoever and in clear violation of the Ukrainian Constitution, which no longer matters. And in the face of this, the Biden administration has said nothing. Not one word. Instead, they continue to push to send Zelenskyy more tax dollars.” –CNSNews

There’s another view of the destruction, complete with the outrage of the woman holding the camera taken from further away. It doesn’t have as complete a view, but it catches the complete destruction of the building.

The worst part of tyranny isn’t the petty visciousness of it, but the banal indifference of those who execute the orders.

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