Washington, 24 February, 2022 / 8:50 pm (ACI Africa).
With Russia's invasion of Ukraine underway, one local priest says that he and Ukrainian Catholics are placing their trust in God.
“As Catholics, we pray to God and hope that our life is in [His] hands,” Father Oleksandr Zelinskyi, the director general of EWTN Ukraine, told CNA on Thursday.
He called the situation very difficult.
“There is panic and fear among people,” he said. “Many are trying to leave Kyiv, where we work as an EWTN team.” You can watch a video message from Zelinskyi by clicking this Facebook link.
Early Thursday morning, Russia began a full-scale invasion of Ukraine by launching missiles into the country. Nearly 3 million people live in the capital city of Kyiv, where videos capture blaring air raid sirens and long lines of traffic as citizens attempt to flee. Others took more immediate shelter in underground train stations.