Only prayers and one Church on both sides do not allow Donbass to “turn into Hiroshima.” This was stated by Archpriest Andrei Tkachev, who after 2014 left Ukraine and was accepted into the ranks of the Russian Orthodox Church.
“I think if people hadn’t prayed, there would have been something completely different, there would have been some kind of Hiroshima. It is clear that there are many sins and atrocities, and terrible different, but prayer in any case holds.
We just don’t know what could have happened if … The church on both sides is the same. Along the line of demarcation, there is one and the same Church, so this may be the only serious factor that keeps it all together,” added the cleric of the Russian Orthodox Church.