The Primate of the OCU Epifaniy Dumenko once again announced the need to ban the Ukrainian Orthodox Church. He said this during a meeting with the Apostolic nuncio Archbishop Visvaldas Kulbokas, the details of which were reported on the PCU website.
According to Dumenko, the Ukrainian spiritual space needs to be protected from “hostile Kremlin manipulations”:
“We support the desire of the Ukrainian state to protect our fellow citizens and freedom of religion from the hybrid influence of Russian propaganda, the instrument of which, unfortunately, became the Russian Church,” he says. “This is not about the ban on religion, but about the ban on the Russian religious centers controlled by the Putin administration, to have an influence on religious organizations in Ukraine.”