“Bankova” admits the problem of collaborators in UOC-MP
Podolyak noted that it is necessary to "differentiate everything that concerns Russia in Ukraine," and all the fifth columns "should burn down completely in this war." As Bankova's representative stressed, Kremlin propagandists should not exist in Ukraine, regardless of whether it is politics, religion, or the media.
"The issue is procedural and very important. MPs should develop a reasoned bill that will clearly record what should happen to the UOC in Ukraine. All accents should be placed correctly, and all arguments should be outspoken," Podolyak said.
He reiterated that "everything should be clearly elaborated."
"There should be a clear bill stating how we will build a religious vertical after the war," he added.
Metropolitan Panteleimon (Povoroznyuk) of Luhansk and Alchevsk and rector of the St. Savva monastery in Melitopol, Archimandrite Ioann (Prokopenko), took part in the declaration of the annexation of Kherson, Zaporizhia, Luhansk and Donetsk regions by Russia.
During the announcement of the illegal annexation of four Ukrainian regions in the Kremlin hall, another Archimandrite of the UOC, Alexy (Fedorov), rector of the Holy Dormition Cathedral in Kherson, was in attendance.
OCU priest Georgy Kovalenko believes that the UOC-MP has every reason to excommunicate from the Church, at least those bishops, priests and believers who took part in the Sabbath in the Kremlin.