Zelensky takes further steps against Ukrainian Orthodox Church


Eastern Europe


The Orthodox church has a central place in the Ukrainian society. But because of that, it is politicised and controversial. President Zelensky considers a ban on the church that is formally connected to the Patriarchate in Moscow. Photo AFP, Yuriy Dyachyshyn

The Ukrainian President Zelensky has announced sanctions against another seven leaders within the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (UOC). According to him, they are a threat to the security of the country. These sanctions come while the country is waiting for a bill to ban the UOC.