Director of the Ukrainian Institute of policy analysis and management Ruslan Bortnik
Ukrainian politicians see the Church exclusively as an electoral tool, for them there is nothing sacred, believes politekspert Ruslan Bortnik.
According to the Director of the Ukrainian Institute of policy analysis and management Ruslan Bortnik, the authorities will do everything necessary to have his controlled the Church, and the question of canonicity for them is not necessary. He said this in the “Right faith” in the air “Pershoho Kozickogo”.
“If you decipher this “Local Orthodox Church”, today there is an attempt to create a “Peter Poroshenko”, i.e. the Church Bank. No matter who she would pray: Jesus Christ, green men, the sacred toad. All this does not matter for the authorities. It is important that it was controlled,” said he.
According to experts, in the case of the legalization of the Kyiv Patriarchate throughout the year are captured many of the key shrines, especially if it happens before the election.
“That the government is doing, we are guilty, including the Orthodox people, because the government is not focused on their opinion and because they do not vote – do not go to vote. And the government is not focused on elections for the Orthodox. Politicians are animals. They are looking for authority and power, they will always focus on the voter. If the Orthodox voters constitute a unified force, they will come to the Orthodox churches, and swear that they will support you”, – said the analyst.
Earlier, the head of the Department for external Church relations of the Russian Orthodox Church, Metropolitan Hilarion said that implementation intentions self-proclaimed Kiev Patriarchate to take the Kiev-Pechersk and Pochaev Lavra can lead to tragic consequences. If these plans are realized, may spill blood.
In mid-April, Poroshenko appealed to the Constantinople Patriarch Bartholomew to grant the Tomos of autocephaly of the Church in Ukraine and announced the creation of a Single Local Church. The Verkhovna Rada supported the President. In the Kyiv Patriarchate has already declared that they see on the head ETC its leader, Filaret, a devotee of the canonical Church anathema.