MOSCOW, December 21. The seizure of the Ukrainian radical nationalists of the Orthodox Church under Exactly constitutes a gross violation of the right to freedom of conscience and religion. This was stated by the Russian foreign Ministry.
“In Moscow are outraged by yet another unacceptable case of an attack by Ukrainian radical nationalists and radical dissenters from the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, with the connivance of the local police at the Uspensky temple of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate in the village of bird under Exactly the purpose of his capture, he continued in the Russian dipvedomstva. – Provided human rights activists and public evidence of this blatant case, including video footage plunged into shock”.
“The police condone”
Authorized foreign Ministry on issues of human rights, democracy and rule of law Konstantin Dolgov earlier in the day demanded that the UN, OSCE and other international organizations to give a legal assessment of the actions of extremist organizations in Ukraine.
Radicals continue to force to seize churches of the canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church-Moscow Patriarchate (UOC-MP), now under Exactly. The police condone. This further splits the Ukrainian society. A gross violation of the right to freedom of conscience and religion. To the faith of these abuses are not related. Urgently require a strong reaction of the UN, OSCE, Council of Europe, international human rights organizations. Kiev authorities have upset the extremists
authorized foreign Ministry on issues of human rights, democracy and the rule of law
Attempted transfer of Church of the Kyivan Patriarchate
Ptica in the village of Dubno district of Rivne oblast on 18 December was an attempt to transfer the local Church of the UOC-MP Kyiv Patriarchate (UOC-KP), although the court rejected such a solution. Activists of the banned in Russia as extremist organization “Right sector” and supporters of the UOC-KP was blocked by the laity in the Church. The Church was surrounded by the police.
As stated by the representatives of the diocese of Rivne of the UOC-MP, they will require to carry out the decision about returning of temple to their supporters, since December 2, the Kyiv court of appeals once again dismissed the claims of the UOC-KP on the Church.