A priest from the Moscow Patriarchate said that some clergymen were waiting for "liberators" from Russia

03 May, 09:24
Orthodox
A priest from the Moscow Patriarchate said that some clergymen were waiting for "liberators" from Russia - фото 1
Priest Leonid Bachynsky, who joined the OCU, said that some clergymen of the UOC-MP were awaiting the arrival of the rushists. Before the war, he patiently accepted mumbling from supporters of the Russian World

Some clergymen of the UOC-MP were awaiting the arrival of the Russian military. Priest Leonid Bachynsky said this in an interview with Glavkom.

According to Bachinsky, before the start of a full-scale war, he patiently accepted the words of supporters of the Russian World: "After all, we live in a democratic country and everyone can have their own opinion." But with the beginning of the war, the priest noted, he was struck by the blessing of Patriarch Kirill of the Russian military to kill Ukrainians. Also, Bachynsky said he was shocked by how the Russian clergy supported the war.

However, the former priest of the UOC-MP noted that such clergymen were also found in Ukraine. "Believe me, even now there are priests who serve in parishes in Ukraine and are waiting for rushists," father Leonid said.

That is why the priest explains, he withdrew from the UOC-MP on February 26. For two months, as Bachynsky noted, he waited for the statement of the leaders of the Ukrainian branch of the Russian Orthodox church about separation from the Moscow Patriarchate. But when this did not happen, he decided to leave himself: "I submitted applications, first to the bishop of the Diocese of Bila Tserkva, UOC-MP, for withdrawal, and then to the Primate of the OCU for accession."

As reported, the law enforcement officers caught a priest of the UOC-MP, who provided information about the military in the Luhansk region.