By George Thomas
KIEV, Ukraine — Ukraine’s acting president Oleksandr Turchynov, a man of deep faith and prayer, is in the center of the storm in Ukraine, but he’s not alone.
Turchynov is seeking an increase in the country’s armed services as he has called on parliament to turn Ukraine’s interior ministry troops into a national guard to defend the nation against aggression.
He’s also called for the mobilization of military reservists and volunteers into the armed forces.
Pastor Wolodymyr Kunets couldn’t be prouder of his country’s new leader.
“He is a born again Christian and loves God!” Pastor Wolodymyr Kunets, with Word of Life, told CBN News.
For several years, Turchynov has attended Kunets’s church in Kiev and serves as deacon.
“It is very rare, not just for Ukraine, but the entire region, for a Baptist Christian to run the country,” Kunets said.
Turchynov recently told a Christian magazine that God is working in his country despite the political chaos. He’s asking believers worldwide to pray.