Ukraine in the UN Security Council: Russia is not protecting, but destroying the UOC-MP
The aggressor state of Russia only pretends to "protect" the UOC-MP in Ukraine. In reality, Moscow is destroying it - stealing Ukrainian dioceses, churches and property.
This was stated by Natalia Mudrenko, Advisor to the Permanent Representative of Ukraine to the United Nations, at a meeting of the UN Security Council on November 17,Ukrinform reports. This meeting was once again convened by Russia because of the "persecution" of the UOC-MP.
Mudrenko emphasized that Moscow once again used the Security Council to promote the interests of the Russian Orthodox Church, which is the de facto state church in the aggressor country.
Since the beginning of the invasion of Ukraine by Russian troops, the ROC has been responsible for ideological support of the aggression, and its head Kirill has been broadcasting military propaganda narratives in unison with the Kremlin, the diplomat noted.
According to her, Gundyaev instills in his flock the belief that the war against the sovereign independent Ukrainian state is a "God-pleasing thing."
At the same time, Mudrenko said, he does not waste time preaching about peace and does not refer to biblical commandments such as "thou shalt not kill," but directly calls for mobilization. This includes the church, which should "pray for the government and the military, and be on the front line."
The diplomat recalled that the Russian Orthodox Church seized all three Crimean dioceses of the UOC in 2022. In July 2023, the Moscow Patriarchate stole three more dioceses - in Luhansk, Alchevsk, and Rovenky.
According to her, the aggressor has spread to the occupied territories the repressive practices that have long existed in Russia.
As reported by OBOZ.UA, on the 20th month of the war, the UOC-MP ministers and believers continue to spread fables about "Putin the savior." They claim that if it were not for the invasion of Ukraine by his army, there would have been an "atomic war" in the world.
Earlier, Deputy Chairman of the Russian Security Council Dmitry Medvedev was outraged by the ban on the Moscow Patriarchate in Ukraine, saying that this "dirty policy is based on cocaine and Satanism."