Yurash: We prepared what the authorities are now doing with the UOC

13 December 2022 16:19
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Andriy Yurash. Photo: FB page of Yurash Andriy Yurash. Photo: FB page of Yurash

The former head of the State Department for Religious Affairs said that the foundation for the ban on the UOC was laid thanks to his efforts.

In an interview with Radio NV, Ukrainian Ambassador to the Vatican Andriy Yurash said that when he was in charge of the State Department for Religious and National Affairs, the authorities constantly planned and prepared a ban on the UOC.

“If we track the actions of our department consistently and systematically, then in fact everything we did was preparing and motivating in a variety of ways this final decision and this model for solving a very complex problem (by prohibition of the UOC – Ed.), which we have seen in recent weeks,” says Yurash.

“It’s just the harsh, terrible realities of the war that helped everyone understand the correctness of the steps taken then and resort to those actions that ultimately lead to the clearest possible solution to this situation,” Yurash commented on the actions of the authorities.

Earlier, the UOJ reported that the Cabinet of Ministers dismissed Olena Bohdan, the head of the State Ethnopolitics.

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