Organization Save Old Kyiv Objects to New Church of Ukrainian Orthodox Church-Moscow Patriarchate Being Built with City Budget Money
Representatives of the organization Save Old Kyiv called Kyiv residents and guests of the city to express objection to financing church organizations, especially, the Ukrainian Orthodox Church-Moscow Patriarchate (UOC-MP) with money from the city budget. According to them, one can express such a protest in front of the Kyiv City State Administration (KCSA) on 11 December 11 at 11:30 am. The organizers stress that the event is not connected with any political force.
"We will say no to the plans to seize Kyiv by the UOC-MP. Let us remind that according to a decree of Yanukovych, in the place of the ruins of the ancient church of the Kyivan Rus, Desiatynna Church, a church of UOC-MP is to be built."
Representatives of that denomination make constant attempts to seize green areas of the capital, such as the Yunist Park, public gardens at Nauky Avenue, at the cross roads of Honchara and Khmelnytskoho Streets, and the park at Umanska Street.
During this year, the priests have conducted seizures in several parks at Vynohradar and Kurenivka, at Kobzarskyi Lane, Frunze Square, International Square, and other places according to a classical scheme: "small chapel"-> "small church"-> "gigantic cathedral with a parking and sauna for pilgrims," reads the report of the organization on LiveJournal.
The organizers also will express their protest against the allocation of 11 million UAH from the city budget for the construction of the Church of the Holy Resurrection of UOC-MP near the metro station Lybidska.
"The scale of corruption has crossed all the limits today! Kyiv residents object to the support of church organizations at the expense of the budget of Kyiv," stress the organizers of the action. They remind that the deficit of the budget of Kyiv will total 1.7 million in the current year.
"We invite everyone to come to the walls of KCSA at 11:30 am on December 11 to say no to such an irresponsible budget policy!" call the representatives of Save Old Kyiv.