Vadim Novinsky called SBU and the Prosecutor’s office for strict implementation of the Constitution and laws of Ukraine.
Instead of reconciliation and stitching Ukraine President’s team plays in the most painful and dangerous contradictions, at the risk of the remnants of peace among Ukrainians.
The refusal of entry to the Bishop of the Donetsk-Mariupol eparchy of the UOC Metropolitan of Donetsk and Mariupol Hilarion on the territory controlled by Ukraine is a recent example of pressure on the clergy and parishioners of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, which increases as it approaches the so-called “unification Council.” Using such methods, the authorities have been very short-sighted, because UOC was the last link between the controlled and uncontrolled territories, said in Facebook the head of the parliamentary faction “the Opposition bloc” Vadim Novinsky.
“We have to admit that the kurtosis with Vladyka Hilarion became just another among hundreds of other examples of pressure on the clergy and parishioners of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church that we see with increasing frequency as you approach the date of the so-called “unification Council”, – is spoken in the message of the Deputy. For example, today came the news that the Archpriest of the diocese of Rivne of the UOC Victor Earthen militiamen set out to hand over suspected “high treason”, which in itself is nonsense.”
According to Novinsky, the team President Poroshenko neither of which overcoming the schism in Ukrainian Orthodoxy do not think: all the steps for creating a Local Church are only part of the presidential campaign, in favor of which the power “only further tearing our country, all raising and raising the degree of intolerance and hatred.”
“Instead of reconciliation and stitching Ukraine, ways to heal her wounds the President’s team decided to play on the most painful, the most dangerous contradictions, at the risk of the remnants of the peace between Ukrainians and the future of Ukraine itself,” – said the politician.
“Once again I urge all public officials, particularly representatives of the Security Service of Ukraine and Prosecutor’s office, strictly abide by the Constitution and laws of Ukraine. The law on the SBU directly prohibits unreasonable restriction of the rights and freedoms of citizens and establishes the responsibility for such actions. Each employee of the Security Service and prosecutors involved in the fabrication of cases and the prosecution of the clergy and parishioners of the UOC, will be required to answer on all severity of the law,” the MP summed up.
Recall, December 9, Metropolitan Hilarion of Donetsk and Mariupol not allowed to cross the line of demarcation in the Donetsk region. In connection with the incident, Metropolitan Hilarion sent a letter to the head of the Donetsk regional state administration, which was asked to intervene and restore the possibility of making the mission “to promote the unity of the people of Donbass and the establishment of a long-awaited peace in the region.”