Medvedev concludes that fundamental rights have been “trampled” in Ukraine.
The ex-president of Russia, Dmytro Medvedev, could not hold back amid rumors of a possible ban on the activities of the Moscow Patriarchate in Ukraine , calling Bankova “Kyiv Satanists.”
Medvedev complained in his Telegram that the UOC MP, which publicly denies connection with the Russian Orthodox Church, is allegedly seizing property.
Moreover, the politician claims that MP priests and parishioners in Ukraine are allegedly beaten, calling the Ukrainian authorities “Kyiv Satanists”.
According to the logic of the ex-president of the Russian Federation, the persecution of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the People’s Party of Ukraine allegedly began since the time of Poroshenko’s presidency and the “Minsk Agreements”.
Medvedev concludes that fundamental rights have been “trampled” in Ukraine, and the authorities of Ukraine have “openly become enemies of Christ and the Orthodox faith.”
Medvedev supplemented his post with a biblical quote about God’s curse on the “Kyiv Christ sellers”.
Searches in the buildings of the UOC MP and the ban on the activities of the Moscow Patriarchate
Since October, the SBU has been conducting large-scale searches in regional churches of the UOC MP . In November, the security forces also visited the priests in the Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra , where the priest together with the congregation sang a prayer glorifying Russia .
On the ground, the special service finds mostly banned propaganda literature denying the existence of Ukraine.
On December 1, President Volodymyr Zelensky instructed the National Security Council to submit to the Verkhovna Rada a bill on banning the activities of the UOC MP , which may be affiliated with the Russian Orthodox Church. Zelenskyi also hinted that the Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra could be taken from the Moscow Patriarchate in favor of the Ukrainian Church.