Propaganda priests: ROC urges believers to join invaders’ ranks

Propaganda priests: ROC urges believers to join invaders’ ranks

Servants of the Russian Orthodox Church have been clearly instructed to campaign among parents and relatives of young Russians to encourage them to sign contracts for military service.

This was reported by the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defense on Facebook, according to Ukrinform.

"Propagandists in robes, on the Kremlin’s instructions, are preaching the doctrine of the ‘Russian world,’ which does not correspond to Orthodox teachings,” the statement reads.

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The intelligence agency also said that it was publishing names of ROC clerics who cooperated with Russian propagandists and occupation psyop units. The intelligence recalls that all criminals will be prosecuted for crimes against Ukraine’s territorial integrity and population.

From February 24 to April 28, Ukrainian defenders eliminated nearly 22,800 Russian invaders.

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