Ukraine: Ecumenical Patriarchate collected more than $5 million for Ukraine

The Office of the President of Ukraine informed about such significant financial assistance to Ukraine at the initiative of the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew. "During the meeting with His All Holiness the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, the First Lady together with Head of the Office of the President Andriy Yermak, First Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Economy Yulia Svyrydenko, Deputy Head of the Office of the President Andriy Sybiha and Ambassador of Ukraine to the Republic of Türkiye Vasyl Bodnar thanked the Patriarch for support of our state.

"The Russian Church supports military aggression, blesses murderers and executioners. Such anti-Christian activity of the Moscow Patriarchate should receive a fair assessment at the inter-church level as well," Zelenska said.

She also thanked the Ecumenical Patriarch and the Greek community of Türkiye for the humanitarian aid: in March, the Ecumenical Patriarchate sent a humanitarian shipment worth more than EUR 250,000. In addition, at the initiative of His All Holiness, the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America (the United States) initiated the creation of the Ukraine Relief Fund, which has already raised over $5 million", - reports the official website of the President of Ukraine. (Quelle:, 4. Oktober 2022)