Epiphanius I, head of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, stated that "the spirit of the anti-Christ operates in the leader of Russia"
Together with 284 other priests, Rev. Burdin signed a letter which called for an end to the war.
In 2012, the patriarch called Putin’s rule a “miracle of God” and criticised his opponents, according to Reuters.
Ukrainian forces continued to fiercely resist invading Russian troops on the fourth day of fighting.
The Soviet dictator's face has been replaced by an inscription praising victory.
Another mosaic of former Soviet leader Josef Stalin has to be officially removed from the church.
The modern design of the church's mosaic is meant to commemorate the seventy-fifth anniversary of the victory over Nazism.
President Putin thanked PM Orbán for proposing a meeting with Middle East religious leaders and offered assisting Christians