Bill on restricting Russian Orthodox Church given to Ukraine’s government
(MENAFN) The European Solidarity group in Ukraine, led by previous President Petro Poroshenko, said that it has drafted a bill on restricting the activities of the Russian Orthodox Church in the nation and gave it to parliament.
“On the initiative of (lawmaker) Mykola Kniazhytskyi, a draft bill has been registered to ban the activities of the Russian Orthodox Church on the territory of Ukraine,” Iryna Gerashchenko, co-chair of the party, shared on Facebook.
Gerashchenko also declared that the bill also needs a complete restriction on any religious organizations and bodies that are part of or under the influence of the Russian Orthodox Church.
“The purpose of the draft bill is to prevent threats to the national security of Ukraine and to ensure order because for too long the Russian Orthodox Church has conducted anti-Ukrainian and subversive activities and advocated all the actions of the criminal Russian regime,” she added.
She noted that her group called the Ukrainian government demanding it to terminate the lease with the Interior Ministry, under which the Kyiv Pechersk Lavra is used by “Kremlin agents.”
“The time has come to stop flirting with the Moscow Patriarchate because it is not a church, but an ideological organization for the promotion of the Russian world,” she further stated.
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