Nadiya Savchenko, a member of the Ukrainian Parliament, political prisoner and a prisoner of war thanked the Metropolitan of Kyiv and All Ukraine Onuphrius for his support, reports Joinfo.ua with reference to the press service of the political party Batkivshchyna.
In her letter she wrote that she intends to continue the hunger strike.
"Life is given to a man by God, and the Lord will take it when it is His will. I rely entirely on this when I make my choice to fight by the only means available to me as a prisoner and detainee – by a hunger strike," Nadiya Savchenko wrote.
It is to be recalled that January 9, Metropolitan of Kyiv and All Ukraine, the head of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate Onuphrius called on Nadiya Savchenko to stop the hunger strike.
Below we present the translated text of the letter of Nadiya Savchenko in full.
"Dear Metropolitan of Kyiv and All Ukraine Onuphrius!
I sincerely thank you for your support and personal involvement in my fate, the fate of Ukraine, the Ukrainians, and all mankind.
I heard you and I understand all of what you said.
Life is given to a man by God, and the Lord will take it when it is His will.
I rely entirely on this when I make my choice to fight by the only means available to me as a prisoner and detainee – by a hunger strike.
Thank God, He gives me strength and every person who thinks of me at least once a day gives me strength too.
Thank you all!
And if God needs to make my life over in Russia under torture, it means that it is His will.
But I can tell you that the loss of one soldier is certainly a great loss, but that's not a lost war!
And with God's help Ukraine will win!
Thank you for your prayers!
Sincerely, Nadiya Savchenko. 12.01.2015," Savchenko wrote in her response to Metropolitan.