Ukraine’s UN envoy says ‘no shamanic spell will save Vladimir Putin from God’s wrath’
Ukraine’s permanent representative to the UN, Serhiy Kyslytsya, on Saturday warned Russian President Vladimir Putin of the biblical consequences of the brutal war he waged in Ukraine. Addressing a Saturday mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York, Kyslytsya said Putin and his ‘evil’ associates cannot be saved by any ‘shamanic spell’ or blessing and protection from the head of the clergy. Russian Church, Patriarch Kirill.
“Neither power, nor the army, nor wealth will save Putin and his wicked allies from the wrath of God,” an enraged Kyslytsya said, as quoted by Ukrinfrom.
Totally mocking Russian Orthodox Church leader Kirill, the Ukrainian envoy went on to say, “(They) can put on heavy golden crosses and walk in circles with shamans and hummingbirds… But war criminals go straight in hell. Addressing the ecumenical prayer service in remembrance of the victims of the Russian-Ukrainian war, he then urged Putin to “repent” of his actions. Saddened by the loss of thousands of Ukrainians, Kyslystya added, “no shamanic spell” will help save him.
“Good will win… Ukraine will win and the world will win with it,” hoped Kyslytsya, concluding his moving speech.
Neither power, nor the army, nor wealth will save evil Putin and his evil henchmen from the wrath of God. You can walk with heavy gold crosses, shamans and gundyaev, but war criminals go straight to hell. The good ones will win! Evil will burn in hell! https://t.co/mz0TViAzOP pic.twitter.com/hEd1OZDGlo
— Sergiy Kyslytsya (@SergiyKyslytsya) June 12, 2022
Notably, Kyslytsya’s remarks come after footage emerged in May showing Siberian shamans “blessing” Russian troops to be deployed in Ukraine. A sacrament followed by Express.co.uk in the mountains of Saksary depicted a Russian-Siberian kahuna building a bonfire in the snowy desert to offer a bullhead to the spirits – a ritual sacrifice – for the victory of the Russian soldiers. The visuals, when they surfaced on social media, were widely mocked by netizens, saying Putin had turned to sectarian practices as part of his “denazification of Ukraine” strategy.
Kyslytsya seeks a way to ensure Russia does not abuse the Black Sea trade route
After Russia said it was ready to facilitate Ukrainian wheat exports, Kyslystya at a UN Security Council meeting last week said world leaders needed to assess Moscow’s intentions. “The question is how to ensure that Russia does not abuse the trade route to attack the city (of Odessa) itself,” he said. The Ukrainian envoy’s questions became more relevant after Russian troops raided a factory that repairs freight cars that transport grain to ports in Kyiv. “It means all Putin’s fairy tales about his desire to facilitate the export of Ukrainian wheat that he so eloquently tells his few interlocutors to stay too far removed from reality,” Kyslytsya warned. He also demanded Russia’s withdrawal from the maritime waters around Ukraine and the issuance of security guarantees against attacks on export points.
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