It is premature to declare the victory of the OCU in the village of Krasnoselka, Vinnitsa region, where the raider seizure of the St. John the Theological Church of the UOC took place on September 3, 2021. This was stated by the chairman of the Legal Department of the UOC, Archpriest Alexander Bakhov, reports the Information and Educational Department of the UOC.
Archpriest Alexander Bakhov recalled that the religious community of the UOC in the village of Krasnoselka appealed in court against the forced re-registration of the “OCU”, which was carried out according to the standard scheme by the decision of the Vinnitsa regional administration.
According to the lawyer, the decision of the judges in this process was biased, “since we have repeatedly come across the fact that they are looking for flaws in our applications so as not to accept them for consideration. Thus, the Supreme Court did not accept for consideration the cassation appeal filed by the religious community ”.
“Despite this, at this stage, the means of protection in the religious community from raider seizure have not been exhausted, and the point has not been put in this case. There are mechanisms that allow the community to further defend their rights, ”the clergyman explained.
As far as is known, the head of the Legal Department added, the UOC community has an intention to continue the struggle for its rights, and it is premature to declare the victory of the OCU supporters.