Ukrainian Minister of Culture: Seizure of Churches in Crimea Trigged by Russia

19 March 2014, 12:34 | Church-state relations | 0 |   | Code for Blog |  | 

PM906i-a.jpgMinister of Culture of Ukraine Yevhen Nyshchuk called on Crimeans to maintain interreligious peace and tolerance.

“The Maidan showed how various denominations can coexist peacefully. The whole world knows about our tolerance in these matters. Today the seizure of places of worship in Crimea is being triggered by Russia,” Yevhen Nyshchuk said at a briefing in the Ukraine Crisis Media Center, the official website of the Ministry of Culture reports.

The minister also appealed to the National Security Council with a request to protect the country's information space and to prevent the publication in international media of false information about alleged ethnic or religious hatred in Ukraine.

“The ideology of the Ukrainian people, their whole history, and events on the Maidan have shown that the individual is highly valued in Ukraine! Whereas, for our northern neighbor, the imperial spirit is most valued and individuals are neutralized. This is the difference between Ukraine and Russia. And so accordingly we have affirmed our membership in the civilized world where respect for the individual is most valued. The mission of culture and arts is to call for love and peace. We promote non-violent resistance to evil. And support around the world is very important to us,” said Yevhen Nyshchuk.

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    • алена | 22 August 2014, 00:02

      урааа. наконецто наша православная церковь обьединится и никакого гундяя(читай фсб)

    • Krolus | 21 August 2014, 22:16

      Висновок один. Брак віри в Бога. Нажаль таке часто відбувається. Шклда що так є. Я наприклад прочитав http://www.zarvanycia.cc.ua/ як викрали святу ікону в цілях наживи. Буває і таке. Як рука

    • pavloosh | 20 August 2014, 19:40

      Kirill is as paranoid as Putin. He is an embarrassment to the entire Eastern Christian Church. He tells untruths and distorts the facts. His Church will be damages greatly because of him and

    • Володимир Харко | 20 August 2014, 13:32

      Яка ж це церква? це путінська пропагандистська організація. Коли клірик бере в руки зброю незаконно і неканонічно, то хоча б потрібно дослідити зі сторни УПЦ подібні факти, а не визчати як

    • dzhaga | 20 August 2014, 13:24

      лживый путинский пес...

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