The President Of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko
The head of state believes the Church is part of the political system of Ukraine, and the provision of Tomos – the most significant part of the state strategy.
The Russian Federation uses “their Church network” in Ukraine as an extensive channel of influence, said the head of state Petro Poroshenko in the pages of “New time”.
“Russia grabbed a stranglehold on their Church network in Ukraine, considering it as a branched channel of influence. Russian Orthodox Church – part of the political system of the Russian Federation. Putin himself has compared the ROC with nuclear weapons,” – said the President of Ukraine.
Tomos he believes the most important part of public policy.
“The Tomos of autocephaly is like another Declaration of independence. It should be considered as the most important part of government strategy. Its essence most accurately conveys the connection of the two catch phrase Mikola Khvylovy: “Away from Moscow! Give Europe” a”, – said Poroshenko.
In November 2018 the President also said that the ROC “is an element of the Russian political system” and called on “representatives of the Russian Orthodox Church” to leave Ukraine.