"The Russian invasion of Ukraine on February 24, 2022 is a historic threat to a people of Orthodox Christian tradition. More troubling still for Orthodox believers, the senior hierarchy of the Russian Orthodox Church has refused to acknowledge this invasion, issuing instead vague statements about the necessity for peace in light of “events” and “hostilities” in Ukraine, while emphasizing the fraternal nature of the Ukrainian and Russian peoples as part of “Holy Rus’,” blaming the hostilities on the evil “West,” and even directing their communities to pray in ways that actively encourage hostility."
"A Declaration on the ‘Russian World’ Teaching,"
Occasional Papers on Religion in Eastern Europe: Vol. 42
, Article 11.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.georgefox.edu/ree/vol42/iss4/11