• 24/07/2024 11:54

The SBU opened 7 criminal proceedings against priests of the UOC MP

The largest number of criminal proceedings were opened due to collaboration activities.

The SBU has opened 7 criminal proceedings against priests of the UOC-MP

Since the beginning of the full-scale invasion, the Security Service of Ukraine has opened at least the Security Service of Ukraine. Most of the criminal proceedings were opened due to collaboration activities.

This is stated on the Opendatabot website.

In all cases, the attention of law enforcement officers was attracted by religious ministers of the Moscow church, who propagandized the war and were collaborators.< /p>

The most criminal cases – five – were opened due to collaboration activities, Article 111-1 of the Criminal Code. Due to attacks on the territorial integrity and inviolability of Ukraine and propaganda of war, one case has been opened.

  • More than 8 thousand churches of the Moscow Patriarchate remain in Ukraine.
  • On the eve of the full-scale invasion of the Russian Federation in Ukraine, changes to the law “On Freedom of Conscience and Religious Organizations” came into force. According to the new rules, churches and religious institutions had to change their name in the Unified State Register so that it was clear that the organization belonged to the Moscow Patriarchate. Otherwise, such changes are made forcibly.
  • On December 1, 2022, President Vladimir Zelensky enacted a decision of the National Security and Defense Council to ban the activities in Ukraine of religious organizations affiliated with centers of influence in Russia. The Cabinet of Ministers submitted the corresponding bill to the Verkhovna Rada on January 19, 2023; it was assumed that deputies would submit it for consideration in May. However, on September 23, speaker Ruslan Stefanchuk said that there were no votes for banning the UOC-MP – “there is an internal discussion going on.”
  • What exactly was the “internal discussion” and which of the people’s deputies are against – read the material by Sonya Koshkina “The ban of the UOC-MP is postponed? “Servants” are against.”
  • On October 19, the Verkhovna Rada in the first reading supported a bill banning the activities of religious organizations associated with the aggressor state.

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