The Verkhovna Rada Committee on Humanitarian and Information Policies plans to consider during the hearings the role of churches in the country, especially the one whose governing body is located in the territory of the aggressor power.
This was stated by the Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Humanitarian and Information Policies, People’s Deputy with the Servant of the People faction Mykyta Poturayev, who spoke at a briefing at the Ukraine – Ukrinform Media Center.
“Even before this information about the results of the Synod (of the UOC-MP – ed.) emerged yesterday, we decided to hold a committee hearing on the role of churches, on what’s happening with the churches, especially the one whose governing body is located in the territory of the aggressor power and which is governed by the aggressor power,” Poturayev said.
According to the deputy, these hearings are tentatively scheduled for the end of May. Based on the results, clear recommendations should be adopted for both the executive branch and the law enforcement, and certain decisions may be made at the legislative level, the deputy said.
“But this is a serious issue. We certainly do not want to give the enemy unnecessary reasons to accuse us yet another nonsense, another alleged persecution of certain social groups. Therefore, we will clearly defend the interests of the state, national security, and defense, but we will do it in such a way that the enemy has no chance to tar Ukraine once again,” the parliamentarian said.