Sanctions against Ukrainian Orthodox Church lead to confusion


Eastern Europe

The Ukrainian government is studying the possibility to curb the legality of that part of the Orthodox Church that is connected to Moscow. It is not clear whether international law allows that. Photo AFP, Sergei Supinsky

President Zelensky has brought confusion with the sanctions he announced to the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (UOC). According to the President, spiritual independence is part of the national independence of his country. Since the UOC is (on paper) connected to Moscow, he tries to limit it.