The head of the information and educational department of the UOC, Metropolitan of Nizhyn and Pryluky Kliment called the decision of the National Security and Defense Council regarding the Church “diverse” and added that it would not affect the activities of the UOC. It is reported by hromadske.ua.
The bishop added that the UOC acts legally within the framework of Ukrainian legislation, as evidenced by the results of searches by the SBU.
“As a result of these checks, no weapons, DRGs, or other things were found that would indicate that the believers of our church have some kind of threat to Ukrainian statehood,” he stressed.
Metropolitan Kliment also reminded that the UOC, according to all constituent documents, is independent and independent, and is not subordinate to the Moscow Patriarchate.
“Based on this, we can say that the checks that will take place do not concern us,” summed up the hierarch of the UOC.