While some analysis has covered Ukrainian church life, a Western layman might think that religious persecutions are actively taking place in Ukraine. Moreover, such rhetoric can be heard from Western sources and other media with anti-Ukrainian undertones (YouTube, December 22, 2022). In retrospect, the current actions of the Ukrainian authorities, in which people who were simultaneously in the occupied territories and had influence in both the Ukrainian Orthodox Church and their local parishes have been deprived of citizenship, are belated. These measures are merely an element of solving the problem of Russian agents (Nv.ua, January 7).
Kyiv Quells Russian Orthodox Church’s Influence Within Ukraine (Part One) – Jamestown