• 22/06/2024 22:14

It became clear how many chaplains there are in the Ukrainian army: as a military priest

There are approximately 350 chaplains in Ukraine at a time. Priests can join chaplains, regardless of religion or status.

About this in an interview with RBC-Ukraine from the chaplain service of the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defense Kostyantin Kholodov.

As I explained, a chaplain can be a citizen of Ukraine, who has no criminal record and is eligible for all prior military service. Likewise, the applicant is guilty of a mother's theological knowledge no lower than a bachelor's degree. This confession must be recognized by the power, otherwise there will be no mandate.

“I can be bouti: I Protestants, I Catholics, I Greek Catholics, I Orthodox, I Muslims in us are with drops. Zhinki, I can allow bouti, I know the cousin, yaki mandati, more than more. said Kholodov.

In his words, there are currently about 350 chaplains in Ukraine, but 800 are needed. However, there are not enough priests in Ukraine who are ready to leave the church and serve as lieutenants in the military.

“As soon as they are called upon, it is clear that stinks will come. A mandate is being prepared for a period of ten months. If the priest wants to be a chaplain and instructs his brigade to be in charge of his military unit, and there Posada – go collect your documents and apply. options,” the chaplain explained.

Kholodov added that the chaplains can return from the front – join the health camp or be demobilized.

“It’s such a situation that a priest is out of mandate at the boarding of a soldier or sergeant or whatever, do not assign a chaplain to the boarding, because the commander seems to have no way to replace this planting,” adding wine.

It is clear that according to Ukrainian legislation, chaplains During the war it is forbidden to get spoiled. If the church allows them to take up arms for the protection of the Christians.

For more details about the role of chaplains during the war, read the interview with RBC-Ukraine with Kostyantin Kholodovym, a member of the chaplain service of the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Moscow Region.

Read the terms and important information about the war between Russia and Ukraine on theRBC-Ukraine channel on Telegram.

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