How many Ukrainians are in favor of a complete ban of the UOC MP: poll results
66% of Ukrainians are for the complete prohibition of the activities of the UOC MP in Ukraine. Another 19% support the approach that does not involve a complete ban, but they support the idea of establishing state control.
Only 6% of respondents believe that it is not necessary to interfere in the affairs of the UOC MP, and that only some possible cases of wrongdoing should be investigated. This is evidenced by the results of a survey conducted by the Kyiv International Institute of Sociology.
In all regions of Ukraine the majority of the population supports a proactive position of the state on the activities of the UOC MP. Even in the South and East only 9% and 11%, respectively, speak of non-interference in the activities of this church.
Even in the South and East there is a tendency towards a harsher attitude.
"The growth of support for a complete ban of the UOC-MP shows that in recent acute confrontations (for example, the Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra) the arguments of this church's critics were more convincing to the public. The inability "in practice" to prove the authenticity of the break with the ROC, the "consequences" of the activities in Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra, the sluggish (or simply absent) response to its traitor clergy and the helpless silence in response to the annexation of its dioceses (for example, Berdyansk) only crystallize the negative attitude toward the church," explained KMIS executive director Anton Hrushetsky.
It should be noted that on Friday, June 9, deputies of the Kyiv Regional Council at a meeting supported the historic decision to ban the activities of the UOC of the Moscow Patriarchate in the region.The deputy corps of the Kyiv regional council voted for an appeal to the Verkhovna Rada to legislate a ban on religious organizations of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (UOC) in the Kyiv region, which has a canonical relationship with the Russian Orthodox Church and is in a relationship of subordination to it.
As reported OBOZREVATEL, the activities of the UOC of the Moscow Patriarchate were also banned in Transcarpathia. The decision was taken at a meeting of the Transcarpathian Regional Council on June 1, 2023.
Earlier, deputies of the Chernivtsi regional council banned the activities of religious organizations and associations that have a proven church-canonical connection to the aggressor state of Russia. The deputies voted for this decision on May 16.