On June 23, 2021, the representative of the OCU “Archbishop” of Kharkiv and Izyum Afanasiy Shkurupiy demanded to “violently disperse” the processions of the UOC, writes the UOJ.
Under the video of the attack on the procession of the UOC posted on Facebook, Shkurupiy wrote that “if the Russian Church in Ukraine, that is, the Moscow Patriarchate, is not immediately banned, the anti-Ukrainian and anti-state policy that it promotes in Ukraine, following the orders of the Russian special services, then in years ten we will lose the state.”
“Such “processions” must be strongly dispersed so that there is no longer any desire to act on the side of the enemy. But there is no one – all the power and power structures are on the side of these so-called Ukrainian, these nits,” wrote the “hierarch” of the newly created religious structure.
Also, the “archbishop” added, obviously referring to the believers of the UOC, that “for this scum our soldiers give their lives.”
According to the “hierarch” of the OCU, the country “needs to be defended not only at the front, but also in the rear”, and the fact that “a handful of patriots” in this sense cannot do anything is “our history”.