During Patriarch Bartholomew's visit to the United States, the Russian Orthodox Church renewed talking about the "persecution" of the MP in Ukraine
"... there will be more seizures of churches and other similar actions against the faithful of the canonical Ukrainian church (UOC – MP — Ed.)," archpriest Igor Yakimchuk, Secretary of the Moscow Patriarchate's Department for External Church Relations for inter-Orthodox relations, told Russian media RIA Novosti. This is reported by the Spiritual Front of Ukraine.
The spiritual front of Ukraine notes that the thesis of persecution is not confirmed in any way during a detailed review of the transitions of communities from the UOC-MP to the OCU. In fact, it turns out that the majority of believers voted for a change in church subordination, and representatives of the Moscow Patriarchate categorically cannot agree with this free expression of will.