Ukraine accuses Russia of inciting religious hatred in Crimea

22.08.2020, 17:19
Ukraine and world
The Russian Federation carries out extensive information propaganda to incite hatred against religious, ethnic and social groups in the occupied Crimea. Dozens of people are imprisoned in Crimea for their religious beliefs.

This was stated by the Ukrainian mission to the UN on its official Twitter page, RBC-Ukraine reports.

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According to the mission, members of the Muslim community, in particular, are subject to criminal prosecution and oppression. Also, the Ukrainian Church was almost destroyed on the territory of the occupied peninsula.

"The Orthodox Church of Ukraine has almost been liquidated, and the main Ukrainian Church Cathedral of the Holy and Equal-to-the-Apostles Volodymyr and Olga in Simferopol has been seized (by the occupiers-ed.)," the statement said.

Earlier, the representative Office of the President of Ukraine in Crimea reported on the complete elimination of the Ukrainian Orthodox community on the occupied peninsula. The Ministry of Reintegration of the Occupied Territories of Ukraine called for strengthening sanctions against Russia for restricting believers in Crimea.