President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko believes that his country has three “brands” that Russia doesn’t like very much. He made his statement on Saturday at a meeting with the military on the eve of the Defender of Ukraine Day, which is celebrated in the republic on the day the Ukrainian Insurgent Army banned in the Russian Federation.
“There are three Ukrainian brands that Moscow is most upsetting about: these are the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the National Guard of Ukraine and this is our Ukrainian Autocephalous Church,” Poroshenko repeated the words from his speech on Twitter.
He noted that the autocephaly interferes with Russia so much that “the Kremlin has even gathered the Security Council.”
On Sunday, at the initiative of Poroshenko, a prayer service will be held in Kiev for the autocephaly of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church. At this event, people for extras will be brought from other cities.
Recall that this week it became known that the Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate decided to remove the anathema from the head of the non-canonical Kyiv Patriarchate Filaret, and declared illegal the “annexation” of the Kiev Metropolis in 1686, thus opening the way to obtaining autocephaly.