Poroshenko said about the «European choice» of Prince Vladimir

© AFP 2018 / Andrej IsakovicПрезидент of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko. Archival photoPoroshenko said about the «European choice» of Prince Vladimir© 2018 AFP / Andrej Isakovic

Baptism of Russia was the European choice of Prince Vladimir, said the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko during a speech on the occasion of the memorable dates on the Vladimir hill in Kiev. The words of the Ukrainian leader reports «UKRINFORM».

«More than a thousand years ago Holy equal to the apostles Prince Vladimir made a fateful choice — embraced Christianity himself, and baptized the country. The choice of Christian was both a European choice,» — said Poroshenko.

On Saturday across Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, and other countries are ecclesial celebrations of the 1030-th anniversary of the baptism of Russia and day of memory of Holy Prince Vladimir in the late tenth century ushered in Ancient Christianity as a state religion.