I just finished watching a video on what’s currently going on in Donetsk.
Now I know to take everything with a grain of salt, and things could be exaggerated. I also know that there’s a lot of political strife going on in that area, so there may not be much that can be done. And I actually do assume that the Russian Orthodox have spoken out against what’s happening to their Protestant brothers there. But I would like confirmation of any facts that are taking place right now, and what the Orthodox are doing to help restore the Church’s that were forcefully converted into Orthodox Church’s, and allow them again to practice their faith in public (if indeed the facts in this Vice News report are correct).
Near the end, the “Metropolitan who was leading the largest Cathedral’s service was too afraid to speak on the topic because he was afraid of what it would do to relations with his followers and the parts of the region controlled by Ukraine and the parts controlled by the DPR”
A “lower ranking Priest” then denied knowing anything about the situation. He claimed that if any appeal were to be made to restore the Protestant Church’s it should come from higher ranking Church authorities.
The reporter then finishes with this sentence; and I agree with him:
"It’s really hard to blame the Russian Orthodox Church for what’s happened to the Protestants, but I find it hard to believe that the leadership here hasn’t heard anything about what has happened to the Protestant Church’s and I really think it’s their role to speak up on behalf of their fellow Christians here.