First Deputy Chairman of the Duma Committee on Affairs of public associations and religious organizations Ivan Sukharev issued a request to the President of the inter-parliamentary Assembly on Orthodoxy Sergey Popov with the request to raise the issue of the persecution of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate that is part of the Russian Orthodox Church, and to take all possible measures. About this RT said the MP.
“Today the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine will consider two draft law that gives the authorities the right to control the Church. In the case of their adoption, officials will have the opportunity to declare a Church outside the law. I Express my concern about what is happening and I think that is a matter for the entire international community. Please raise it at the next Assembly of the MOP and to take all necessary measures to pressure on Kiev”, — explained his initiative RT Ivan Sukharev.
On the eve of the Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill has sent letters to world leaders regarding the consideration of the Verkhovna Rada of laws restricting the activities of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate. This was reported on the website of the ROC.