Members of the newly-established Orthodox Church of Ukraine (OCU) attempted to seize the Church of the Nativity of the Most Holy Mother of God in the village of Susval in Volyn region, TASS reported on July 22.
The Deputy Chairman of the Department for External Church Relations of the Patriarchate of Moscow Archpriest Nikolay Balashov has been included in the Mirotvorets database of Ukraine’s enemies, a correspondent of the Rossa Primavera News Agency reported on January 9.
The canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church can now freely and openly exist only outside Ukraine, Rossiya Segodnya International News Agency political observer Vladimir Kornilov said on December 23 on the air of the Evening with Vladimir Solovyov TV program at the Russia One channel.
Bills on religious communities in Ukraine are preparing a hostile takeover of the temples and church property of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, member of the Opposition Block parliamentary faction Vadim Novinsky said on December 20 at a session of the Verkhovna Rada (the Ukrainian Parliament), a correspondent of the Rossa Primavera News Agency reported.
Pyotr Poroshenko appealed to the head of Ukrainian Orthodox Church, Metropolitan Onufry with a request to support him in returning the Ukrainian sailors, who committed a provocation at Kerch Strait, the Ukrainian leader wrote on his Twitter page on December 9.
The Ukrainian authorities want to lead the Ukrainian people into civil war and repressions, political scientist, leader of the Essence of Time movement Sergey Kurginyan said on December 2 on the air at the Sunday Evening with Vladimir Solovyov TV program.
Patriarch Filaret of the so-called Ukrainian Orthodox Church – Kiev Patriarchate (UOC-KP) announced his intention to request that the Ukrainian Orthodox Church – Moscow Patriarchate (UOC-MP) be renamed the Russian Orthodox Church in Ukraine during an interview to Radio Liberty on November 4.
The Church schism in Ukraine is a threat to the entire nation’s life, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill said on October 8 after a celebratory prayer service at the Troitse-Sergiyeva Lavra to commemorate the Blessed Sergius of Radonezh, RIA Novosti reports.