The President congratulated the Day of the baptism of Russia and advocated the recognition of the autocephaly of the Ukrainian Church.
Hundreds of faithful gathered at St. Vladimir’s Cathedral, to celebrate the anniversary of baptism of Kievan Rus.
The procession will be held from St. Vladimir’s Cathedral, Park Volodymyr hill. After the service, the participants of the moves will move along the route: Shevchenko Boulevard, Volodymyrska street, Sophia square, Vladimirsky passage, Mikhailovskaya square, street Cathedral, Park Volodymyr hill.
Police stepped up patrol to 3.5 thousand. Law enforcement officers carefully check all the people entering the temple, and the surrounding areas.
Hundreds of believers claim that arrived in Kiev with only a peaceful purpose – to pray.
Meanwhile, President Petro Poroshenko congratulated the Day of the baptism of Russia and advocated the recognition of the autocephaly of the Ukrainian Church.
“Volodymyr the Great 1029 years ago, made the fateful decision to christen Rus-Ukraine. He accepted the Christian faith from the Church of Constantinople… it we expected the recognition of the autocephaly of the Ukrainian Church… And, of course, spiritually and administratively independent of Moscow, from the aggressor. Selection of Christian faith by Prince Vladimir was and the European choice”, – wrote Poroshenko in Facebook.
Note, in the Central part of Kiev to limit the movement of all modes of transport. So, the traffic limit from 12.00 to 13.30 on Shevchenko Boulevard, Volodymyrska street, Vladimirsky passage.
In addition, the duration of restrictions will be changes in the routes of public transport.
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