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Ukrainian Catholic leader calls for release of Chernobyl soldiers

March 30, 2023

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CWN Editor's Note: Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk, the head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, called for the release of 167 soldiers whom Russian forces captured a year ago when they took over the Chernobyl nuclear plant.

“A year has passed since then — more than 9,408 hours of hell, severe abuse, and exhaustion in the dungeons of Russian torture chambers,” the Eastern Catholic church said in a statement. The Major Archbishop “regularly submits lists of prisoners of war to the Pope,” and the Pope “is involved in all possible channels to liberate Ukrainian prisoners.”

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