I never believed Russian invasion was possible — Ukraine-based Nigerian pastor Sunday Adelaja

Sunday Adelaja

Ukraine-based Nigerian pastor Sunday Adelaja has called for prayers for the country following the invasion of the Russian military.

President Vladimir Putin shunned international warnings on Thursday as he ordered total demilitarisation of Ukraine over fears that its neighbour was putting its security at risk with its desire to be part of NATO.

Adelaja said in an Instagram post on Thursday as bombs began to rain on Ukraine that he never believed Russian invasion was possible.

“While we still have access to internet here in Ukraine, since no more telephone communication is possible within Ukraine, I will like to use this opportunity to send out this message to our friends and families all over the world,” he said.

“Yes, it is true. We are under attacks in Ukraine. We couldn’t believe it for a long time that Russian Federation would attack Ukraine, but alas it has happened. Personally I thought this is not possible but I’m right now in the midst of it. Americans were right.”

Adelaja, who runs the Embassy of the Blessed Kingdom of God for All Nations, described it as a “total war with Russia” and added that he could hear bombs and loud sounds of shelling from his house in the capital, Kyiv.

“We ask the world to pray for Ukraine. Pray for peace. Pray for Russia. Pray for world leaders especially for the president of Russia, Ukraine, USA,” he said.

The author noted that he and his family are staying safe at home.