Metropolitan Epifaniy meets with representatives of the Regional Council of Ukrainians in Crimea

20 October, 18:24
Orthodox
Metropolitan Epifaniy meets with representatives of the Regional Council of Ukrainians in Crimea - фото 1
On October 20, 2021, the Primate of the local Ukrainian Orthodox Church met at his residence with representatives of the Regional Council of Ukrainians of Crimea: Andriy Shchekun, Serhiy Mokrenyuk and Andriy Ivanets.

According to the OCU website, the meeting was also attended by Metropolitan Klyment of Simferopol and Crimea.

During the conversation, they discussed the systematic violation of human rights, including among the faithful and clergy of the OCU in the temporarily occupied Crimea, the summit of the Crimean platform, as well as actions and public initiatives aimed at supporting illegally detained prisoners of the Kremlin.

Separately, the parties touched upon the issue of countering the Russian occupation authorities in the destruction of historical monuments in Crimea, in particular in the situation with the Chersonesos Tauris Museum-Reserve.

"The issue of Crimea is constantly on my agenda, almost no meeting with representatives of foreign states and domestic political figures takes place without discussing the situation in the temporarily occupied territories. We will continue to do everything in our power in this direction because Crimea is Ukraine and it will not be possible to change this, because the truth is unchangeable," Metropolitan Epifaniy said.