The Church positively relates to the exchange of prisoners of war – Metropolitan Hilarion

Moscow. June 4. INTERFAX – the head of the Synodal Department for external Church relations Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, speaking about calls to exchange detained in Kiev the head of “RIA Novosti Ukraine” Kirill Vyshinsky, noted that the Church has a positive attitude to such actions.

“The Church is not only a positive attitude towards the exchange of people detained on a given territory, but she participates in it. In the spring of this year with the participation of the Church at the request of the Patriarch was shared several hundred people in Russia, those prisoners of war who were on the territory of Ukraine. This exchange happened. It was, unfortunately, the exchange of all for all, as anticipated, but it was the exchange of a significant number of people, without the participation of his Holiness Patriarch of this could not happen,” – said the Hierarch in the program “Church and world” on the channel “Russia-24”.

However, Metropolitan Hilarion noted that if we are talking about the exchange on terrorists, that he does not think that a party that captured terrorists will agree to it.

SBU may 15 raided the Ukrainian news Agency’s office and arrested K. Wyszynski on suspicion of treason and support for the self-proclaimed DND and LNR. Two days later, the journalist was arrested for two months. He faces up to 15 years of imprisonment. On Friday, the court left the accused in custody, after which he asked for help and legal protection to the President of the Russian Federation.