Religious leaders draft an appeal to support Ukrainians held as prisoners in Russia

13 June 2018, 12:40 | International relations | 0 |   | Code for Blog |  | 

The All-Ukrainian Council of Churches and Religious Organizations (AUCCRO) will appeal to the leadership of Russia to release Ukrainian film director Oleg Sentsov and other political prisoners of the Kremlin. The relevant documents are being drafted by the Secretariat of the AUCCIO on the results of the meeting of representatives of the confessions, which was held on June 12, the Institute of Religious Freedom reports.


Film director Oleg Sentsov has been on a hunger strike in prison for the 30th day in protest of political persecutions of Russia by Ukrainian citizens, including in the illegally annexed Crimea.


Earlier, the Secretariat of the AUCCRO got acquainted with the video presentation of the report “How to release the Kremlin's prisoners?” International Experience and Conclusions for Ukraine,” presented by Euromaidan Press editor-in-chief Alia Shandra.


In addition, representatives of denominations discussed the issues of anti-discrimination expertise of textbooks and educational programs conducted by the Ministry of Education and Science. In order to prevent the fragmentation of the value of a complete family, parentage and motherhood, discrimination of believers and neglect of the role of the church in society, the Council of Churches will send its remarks to the Ministry of Education regarding the ideological unilateralism and bias of the said examination.

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    • В. Ясеневий | 22 June 2018, 10:44

      Нові розвиває, бо старі ЗАКРИВАЄ. Та закриває більше і частіше...парафії за відсутності вірян закриваються. На жаль.

    • Mauricio | 22 June 2018, 03:42

      Strong and clear points !

    • Mauricio | 22 June 2018, 03:36

      All indicates that Tomos of Autocephaly, restoring canonical status to the legitimate Church of Ukraine, its a matter of days, if not months. God bless Ukraine!

    • Mauricio | 22 June 2018, 03:34

      Moscow servants are not happy these type of news. When a Patriarch receives and bless a group of Christians ¨not belonging¨ to a canonical Church ...

    • В. Ясеневий | 20 June 2018, 22:25

      Первая причина всех проблем - Независимость от москвы-рассеи - УКРАИНЫ... Отсюда и все проблемы...Еще демон-ленин говаривал, что без Украины рассеи не бывать...

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