Religious scholar, Doctor of Philosophy Lyudmila Filipovich said on Channel 24 that the UOC “has deeply planted its claws in the consciousness of Ukrainian society, that it will be very difficult to eradicate it.”
“The leaders of this Church want to sit on two chairs. This church has very old historical ties with Moscow. Most of the representatives of this Church are a product of Moscow, because they studied there, they have preserved both family and friendly relations with many Russians there,” the religious scholar noted.
She also noted that “Ukraine has a very difficult and long work ahead of us to eradicate these agents from our state. Unfortunately, all 12,000 churches of the UOC-MP cannot have a barn lock.”
“Finally, the state has matured to formulate this political decision, but in addition to this, it is necessary to develop a whole system of mechanisms that will make it possible to implement this decision. The Cabinet of Ministers was given the task of prescribing a law that “makes it impossible” for the activities of the UOC-MP. However, it’s not easy to load them into freight cars and send them to Siberia, although I would very much like to,” said the Doctor of Philosophy.