Calls to impose sanctions against Kirill caused hysteria in Russia
This is reported by Channel 5.
Deputy Chairman of the Russian Security Council Dmitry Medvedev made a pathetic propagandist statement in defense of the Russian Orthodox Church and declared "anti-Russian madness", in which "they demand sanctions against the patriarch of Moscow and all Russia."
And "the leader of non-canonical schismatics from the OCU shouts about the Russian-Bolshevik hordes that captured Ukraine. The Nazis are raiding Orthodox Churches of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate, threatening to kill priests and parishioners," Medvedev writes.
One of Putin's closest associates calls Russia "a stronghold of the Christian world" and Russians "Guardians of true Christian values" who "protect them from atheists, bandits and nationalists."
According to Medvedev, the crimes committed by the Russian occupiers in Ukraine "preserve a single cultural code of communication between the peoples of Europe, based on the Christian faith." And the rushists, who left behind thousands of killed and tortured residents of Bucha, Gostomel, Borodyanka, Mariupol, "stood up for people who lived in isolation for years, suffering violence and destruction."
The Russian Church considers calls for sanctions against Kirill "nonsense" and "a rejection of common sense," said Vladimir Legoyda, one of the ideologists of the Russian Orthodox church and head of the Synodal Department of Public Relations of the Moscow Church.
As you know, the Russian Orthodox Church and its head Kirill (Gundyaev), support Russia's war against Ukraine and bless the atrocities of the Russian occupation forces.
Petro Poroshenko has urged the world should impose sanctions against the Russian Orthodox Church and its leader for participating in war crimes and genocide of Ukrainians. Poroshenko also believes that Ukraine should set an example by steadily implementing the laws on combating collaboration and on the obligation to rename the UOC-MP.
The possibility of imposing sanctions against the Russian Orthodox Church and its head also discussed by the EU leadership - this was announced by Lithuanian Foreign Minister Landsbergis. He noted that the discussion continues, and there is no final decision yet.