In the statements of the leader of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin and nothing new was said, because he previously made similar statements, moreover his statement concerning the Ukrainian Church corresponds to the official line of the ROC.
This commentary, ГолосUA said political analyst Alexei Yakubina.
“We can also see that the ROC has suspended the tactics of communication with the Patriarch of Constantinople in connection with the events in Ukraine. Therefore, Putin’s statement in this case does not become something new,” – said the expert.
According to him, we can not exclude the fact that on the day of his press conference, we in the Verkhovna Rada was made unconstitutional, in fact, a law renaming the Church and for internal use in Ukraine it could be a maneuver to distract from Putin’s press conference with his statements.
“It could be done to ensure that Ukraine at least discussing the things that concern our country, because Putin not only about the Russian Orthodox Church said the split within the Church”, – concluded A. Yakubina.
It will be recalled that earlier, Putin called the Orthodox Church of Ukraine “of the schismatic United Church of Istanbul arrival”