Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky is grateful to the clergy and believers for observing quarantine during Easter services.
This was reported on the head of state’s website.
“Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has personal control over quarantine during Easter services. Now the situation is calm and controlled in most parts of the country, there are isolated cases of quarantine violation at which the police have already responded, “said the statement.
The head of the presidential office, Andrei Yermak, is in constant contact with the presidents of the regional state administrations and the organs of the Ministry of Internal Affairs. The Head of State was quickly informed of the festive events in the regions.
According to RSA leaders, in most churches, they observe agreements with regional leaders and the national police to prevent a large crowd. Service in most churches took place either in the presence of a small number of parishioners, or generally in camera. However, there were still violations in several areas.
According to the national police, services were held in 13,658 churches in all regions of Ukraine. Nearly 130,000 citizens participated. Only in 19 places of worship in the territory of 13 regions has a violation of quarantine restrictions been recorded, in particular excessive overcrowding and a lack of personal protective equipment.
Most of the violations occur in the Donetsk region, where criminal proceedings have started. In the Zaporizhzhya, Rivne and Chernihiv regions, the police established three administrative protocols.
“This year, 130,000 believers came to worship. Last year, seven and a half million parishioners gathered in churches for Easter. This difference shows the conscience of the Ukrainians, our benevolent attitude towards family and friends. We have really shown that Easter is the victory of life over death, ”quotes the head of state.
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As reported by Ukrinform, on Sunday April 19, Eastern rite Christians celebrate the greatest holiday – the Holy Resurrection of Christ or Easter.
This year, Ukrainians were encouraged to stay home for Easter due to the threat of the spread of the coronavirus.
According to the materials: ukrinform.ru