Translated by Ollie Richardson & Angelina Siard
Ukrainian nationalists call for the seizure of churches of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchy. This was stated on the air of the “Golos Svobodi” radio show by the writer Vasily Shklyar.
According to him, communities should warn security officers and local authorities, and in the event of the refusal to give them the keys to the churches, they should act independently, reports the correspondent of Politnavigator.
“The majority wants the Ukrainian Church of the ‘Kiev patriarchy’, and only a minority – just some 5%, maybe 10% – want the Moscow one. And this Moscow force, vatniks, they are much more aggressive than Ukrainians. Ukrainians are so humble, ‘the truth will prevail, something somehow will be done, we will still wait’, while those – they don’t wait – they came, took the keys, ‘the church is ours’, and that’s all. Because of this, it is somehow necessary for the community to take everything into its own hands, and not to wait for any instructions. If you went, contacted the police or regional council. If they didn’t listen to them – do it yourself, you have every right to act at your own discretion if the government doesn’t listen to you,” stated Shklyar.
As a reminder, Shklyar received the Shevchenko Prize at the time of Viktor Yanukovych for the xenophobic and anti-Semitic novel “Black Raven”.
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