Estonia will offer the EU to include Russian Patriarch Kirill in the list of sanctions

Anna Kholodnova

The head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Estonia Urmas Reinsalu stated that his country will propose to include Patriarch Kirill of the Russian Orthodox Church in the list of sanctions of the European Union.

This is reported by ERR.

According to the minister, this initiative was caused by the statements of the Russian patriarch praising Russiaʼs genocidal war in Ukraine.

Earlier, the head of the RPC Kirill said that in the war against Ukraine, Russian soldiers are fulfilling their vocation and duty to their homeland and society, so their actions can be compared to self-sacrifice. According to Kirill, the Russian occupiers who died in Ukraine will be forgiven for all their sins.

In a sermon after the liturgy at the Cathedral of Christ the Savior on September 27, the Russian patriarch spoke about the importance of "spiritual mobilization," which, he said, should help "complete reconciliation of Russia and Ukraine." At the same time, "reconciliation", according to Kirill, should not follow the path of "dangerous compromises".