The patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill thanked the president Yanukovych for "sincerely kind relation to orthodox church".
About it it is spoken in its congratulation to Yanukovych and all citizens of the country on the Independence Day.
"Your recent election on a post of the president helped restoration of peace and a consent with society, to permission of its problems, return of the state to a way of constructive cooperation with countries historically close to it", - the head of the Russian Church notes.
"In preservation of traditions of the past, in spiritual unity of fraternal peoples the way to their better future, to wellbeing and prosperity of their sons and daughters seems", - he noted.
Kirill expressed to Yanukovych gratitude "for sincerely kind relation to orthodox church in Ukraine" and wished "health and progress in diverse and hard works", and to all inhabitants of the country - "the world and tranquillity, abundance of fruits terrestrial and gifts heavenly".