Serbian Patriarch Porfiry expressed his condolences to Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia in connection with the death of director Alexander Melnik and the head of the Ministry of Emergency Situations, General Yevgeny Zinichev.
The text of the condolences notes the friendly relations of director Alexander Melnik with the people of Serbia and the feat of Yevgeny Zinichev.
– We were deeply saddened by the news of an accident in which the servant of God Alexander Melnik, a great friend and benefactor of the Serbian people, first lost his life, and then, in a heroic feat of brotherly love, the servant of God Yevgeny Zinichev, a fiery patriot of a noble heart, died, – he quotes RIA Novosti text of condolences.
Patriarch Porfiry noted that he prays to God for the salvation of the souls of the perished and their establishment “in the villages of paradise, where the righteous will rest,” and also expresses confidence that his addressee, as well as members of the families of the deceased, will be comforted by the memory “of their glorious deeds as exalted examples of evangelical philanthropy. “.