Poroshenko: Russia holds tight on UOC-MP
Russia holds tight on its ecclesiastical network in Ukraine, considering it as an extensive channel of influence. Such an opinion was expressed by President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko in a column for the special project Novoye Vremya “World in 2019,” Depo.ua has reported citing Novoye Vremya.
“'The wolves of imperialism need to be deciphered even when in sheep skin,' wrote Jawaharlal Nehru, one of the leaders of the Indian Movement for Independence, in his A Look at the Global History. For Ukraine, a post-colonial country that did not complete the struggle for freedom, such a mindset is important. The Russian Orthodox Church is part of the political system of Russia. Putin himself compared the Russian Orthodox Church with nuclear arsenal,” said Poroshenko.
According to him, it would be a crime to turn a blind eye on this fact. The President stressed that the Tomos of Autocephaly is like another Act of Independence.