Expert: The action proves that real people stand behind the UOC
According to the political expert, the appeal of believers to the President due to the persecution of the canonical Church shows that millions of people stand behind it.
The rally near the Office of the President on April 1 is an additional argument in favor of the fact that real people are behind the UOC, said expert Andrei Zolotarev.
According to the political expert, the appeal of believers to the President in connection with the persecution of the canonical Church shows that millions of people all over Ukraine stand behind it.
However, President Vladimir Zelensky will not take any action in this situation, but will “simulate activity”.
“Zelensky is a secular person and far from the Church,” Zolotarev notes. “Part of the environment, obviously, pushes him towards the policy of the previous administration. But some believe that the situation can reach a religious conflict, which will result in harsh consequences."
Therefore, the expert adds, the President will take a “gray area position towards the OCU."
On April 1, believers of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church brought an appeal to Vladimir Zelensky regarding the persecution of their Church, which was signed by more than 1,063,000 people, to the Office of the President in Kyiv.