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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      Ігор Мицько, Ще не вечір!

    • Ігор Мицько | 30 July 2015, 09:06

      Від того, що ми тисячі разів повторюватимемо слово "Патріарх" Блаженійший Святослав ним не стане.

    • Linda Knox | 30 July 2015, 00:25

      George Kosich: Your crass comment concerning the offered Prayer for the Repose the Innocent Victims of MH17 clearly identifies you as one of those NAZI you seem to admire so much.

    • George Kosich | 29 July 2015, 23:57

      Glad to hear that Igor will join the Nazi Vatican. That's where he and other Ukrainian Nazis belong. They will be one, big, happy fascist family - they deserve each other!

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      Стоит только Онуфрию сказать "да" на отделение от РПЦ и объединение с "упц кп" и на него как из рога изобилия польются блага, почести, признание патриотом, прославления и титул

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