The Russian Orthodox Church Pointed out the Stupidity of Poroshenko’s Statement About the Church in Ukraine

Translated by Ollie Richardson & Angelina Siard

07/11/2018 1/2

The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko said that the Russian Orthodox Church and its representatives have nothing to do in Ukraine, so they must leave the country and return to Russia.

“Is it normal when in the Kremlin the Security Council of Russia under the leadership of Putin immediately gathers with one question on the agenda — how to defend the Russian Orthodox Church in Ukraine? My dear, you have nothing to do here. There is nothing to do here for your church, there is nothing to do here for your armed forces, there is nothing to do here for your weapons. Go home, back to Russia,” said Poroshenko.

The press secretary of the Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill, priest Aleksandr Volkov, commented in a conversation with RT on the statement made by the Ukrainian leader Petro Poroshenko.

“Lately we have gotten used to the odious, inadequate, and groundless statements of the political circle of Ukraine. But these words are unprecedented, because no president who respects themselves will say in the public field that representatives of this or that faith need to leave their country,” he said.

According to Volkov, such statements made by Poroshenko mean that the president understands the situation inside the country badly.

“It should be noted that most believers in the country belong to the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate in Ukraine. Either Mr Poroshenko thus addresses his citizens, believing that they have to leave for Russia, or he does not know the real situation inside the church. There are no representatives of the Russian Orthodox Church from an administrative point of view in Ukraine,” he concluded.

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