(LWI) - “The situation in Ukraine is unexpected and horrible,” said Bishop Peter Mihoč of the Evangelical Church of the Augsburg Confession in Slovakia (Eastern district). “We are trying to respond to the dreadful conditions and serve in the name of love.” Bishop Mihoč on 12 July spoke about the humanitarian work of his church at the European Parliament in Brussels. On that occasion, he shared striking insights about challenges faced by local churches in providing support to those fleeing the war in Ukraine.
Since the Russian invasion of Ukraine on 24 February 2022, the Slovak Republic has played a vital role in providing humanitarian help to refugees from Ukraine. The Evangelical Church of the Augsburg Confession in Slovakia has congregations in Prešov, a city close to the Ukrainian border. Around 600,000 refugees have crossed these borders since the war started.