The Kremlin actively involved the Russian Orthodox Church to promote "the one people" thesis: they prooceed to intimidation
The main representative of the Russian Orthodox Church says that “the Kyiv regime, having given birth to the Nazi law on indigenous peoples, which opens a direct path to the state genocide of Russians, has crossed the 'red line'.
He analyzes Vladimir Putin's famous article about Ukraine, explaining its theses.
The representative of the Russian Orthodox Church claims that “Ukraine is an empire.” "Both the Hungarian, Romanian, and Russian populations are by no means enthusiastic about the imperial policy of Ukraine, which decided to keep itself within the Soviet borders, but at the same time give power to the western Ukrainian ethnocracy, which does not represent the national majority. To put the former Ukrainian SSR in the Procrustean bed of a narrow mono-national doctrine – “one country, one language, one nation”, it is necessary to carry out cultural and religious purges, and sometimes direct military genocide,” Shchipkov says.
He claims that” for this purpose, the Maidan was held, “and now ”forced de-Russification continues, that is, a war with the vast majority of the population of Ukraine."
According to him, "Putin directly says that Ukraine is occupied, that it is under external control, that the elites have betrayed the people – the only Russian people, that the minority oppresses the Russian majority."
“Today, the Russian president speaks on behalf of the Russians, "Novorossians", and Lesser Russians. He recalls that Russia cannot afford to leave a part of its people without protection. This is a matter of historical national viability. By what means the national rights of the United Russian people will be protected, it is impossible to say in advance. But the moment of a fundamental solution to the problem of Ukrainian Russians (Russians with citizenship of the state of Ukraine) is clearly already close,” the official of the Russian Orthodox Church says.
This is not the first reaction of the Russian Orthodox Church in the person of Shchipkov to Putin's article. As RISU has reported, this figure of the Russian Orthodox Church recently commented on the same article by Putin "on the historical unity of Russians and Ukrainians", but then spoke about the church schism in Ukraine, with which Russia "will never agree".