Vasyl Lomachenko is included in the register of traitors to Ukraine
Former world champion in three weight categories and 2008 and 2012 Olympic boxing champion Vasyl Lomachenko has been included in the register of traitors maintained by the chesno.org movement. The reason for adding the boxer to the register was the publication on Instagram of a video of a sermon by Metropolitan Longin, a bishop of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate.
The main idea in Longin's sermon is to accuse Ukraine of waging a war against the church. This is one of the key narratives of Russian propaganda.
"Publicity also imposes certain social obligations on athletes, because they are the idols of our children and influence the opinion of the younger generation. It's hard to believe that the stars of our sport are not able to determine on their own who has been at war with whom for almost 9 years, who started the war, who is a terrorist state. This is a human position. The spread of Russian propaganda fakes harms our country no less than missiles and chess," commented Vita Dumanska, leader of the Chesno Movement.
As OBOZREVATEL previously reported, Ukrainians on social media reacted strongly to the first video, accusing Lomachenko of aiding the Russian occupiers and calling the situation a disgrace. On January 1, Vasyl posted a new post with another excerpt from the same speech.
It is worth noting that the famous Ukrainian tennis player Serhiy Stakhovsky was also outraged by the actions of his compatriot. Serhiy, who is currently serving in the Ukrainian Armed Forces, called Lomachenko a moron.
On December 1, in Kyiv, law enforcement officers served a notice of suspicion to a priest from the Kyiv Pechersk Lavra. During his service, the "Russian world" was glorified.
Prior to this, the Security Service of Ukraine conducted counterintelligence activities on the territory of the Holy Dormition Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra in Kyiv. In particular, they checked the premises and people staying in the monastery.
On December 3, a video of Vasyl Lomachenko baking prosphora in the Kyiv Pechersk Lavra caused a scandal online.
The Chief of Staff of the Azov Regiment, Bohdan Tavr Krotevych, suggested that Lomachenko could be turned into a new Medvedchuk and exchanged for Russia.
Earlier in December, Lomachenko published a photo of Metropolitan Luke of Zaporizhzhia and Melitopol of the UOC-MP, against whom the NSDC imposed sanctions.
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