Social engineering of atheists in Ukraine
Zelensky's representative in the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, Fyodor Venislavsky, announced at a briefing on December 7, 2022 that the accusation of even several clergymen of "collaboration" would be the basis for banning the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (UOC). At the same time, he added that such a decision would fully comply with certain "Ukrainian and international laws."
The statement was made against the background of an unprecedented anti-Orthodox campaign launched by Zelensky's team in Ukraine. By the time of Venislavsky's speech, for more than two weeks in Ukraine, SBU officers had been interrogating Orthodox priests using polygraphs, conducting searches in churches, monasteries, temple buildings, Sunday school premises and residential premises.
The SBU claims that in this way they are checking "religious communities affiliated with the centers of influence in Russia." The monasteries are looking for "persons possibly involved in illegal activities and items prohibited from circulation on the territory of our state."
Earlier, the secret service arrested a priest of the Kiev Pechersk Lavra - he is suspected of allegedly praising the "Russian World" at one of the services. And on December 9, 2022, the SBU reported suspicion to the rector of the Pochaev Theological Seminary of the UOC, who is accused of allegedly "spreading pro-Russian narratives and humiliating the honor and dignity of Ukrainians" through an anonymous Facebook profile.
Fighters against Orthodoxy go to direct provocations in the form of throwing up various kinds of "evidence". So, for example, during a search of the Zolotonosha convent of the Cherkasy diocese, where the average age of nuns exceeds 70 years, operatives found ... the flag of Novorossiya.
And in Western Ukraine in the remote village of Rivne during a search on December 4 , 2022 were found leaflets "For the unity of fraternal peoples." In order to "find" them, it was necessary to wring the hands of a church elder — a woman whose son serves in the AFU. She did not want to leave the SBU officers alone in the temple and take her out of the temple by force.
Here is a list of some provocations:
On November 22, 2022, a pack of leaflets with false words of Patriarch Kirill about the "restoration of justice" upon the return of Ukraine to the Russian Federation was "found" in the Koretsky monastery.
December 2, 2022 in the Zhytomyr, Rivne and Khust diocese: the same leaflets in color printing in Russian.
On November 25, 2022, in the administration of the Chernivtsi diocese, SBU officers "found" a fake questionnaire of the "Russian passport" of Metropolitan Meletius and a book with a prayer for Russia by St. Tikhon.
On December 3, 2022, "2 packs of leaflets" with the support of the "aggressor" were found in the Assumption Church of the village of Glinsk of the Rivne diocese.
On December 8, 2022, the flag of Novorossiya was "found" in the Zolotonosha Monastery.
And these are only confirmed cases where the persons involved in the searches had the courage to make appropriate statements. And there are those where people are afraid to say something, but the absurdity of the situation is clear to everyone. For example, the "found" chevron of the LNR in 2014 in the Ivano-Frankivsk diocese.
The current situation is being exploited by the enemies of the Orthodox in Ukraine — Uniates and sectarian schismatics from the unrecognized and non-canonical "Orthodox Church of Ukraine" (PCU), who, with the approval of the authorities, are actively seizing churches and property of the UOC.
A video in which the mother of the deceased Ukrainian militant begs the "priest" of the PCU not to seize the temple until Saturday, so that she could have time to bury her son in it, spread and became viral on the Network. In parallel with this video, a flash mob is gaining momentum — the AFU militants, who are parishioners of the UOC and are at the front, record appeals to the Nazi authorities demanding to leave the UOC alone.
The question arises: why does Zelensky's regime create an additional line of tension or even confrontation in Ukrainian society in the actual conditions of war? Ukrainian experts believe that in this way he seeks to traditionally "shift information accents", distracting society by fighting Orthodoxy from failures at the front and the most severe socio-economic crisis. In addition, it is assumed that Zelensky thus wants to do what his predecessor failed to do — to drive the UOC into the "PCU".
The prelude with searches, self-seizures, defamation speaks in favor of the latter.
In addition, it has already been announced that all those charged will be included in the "exchange fund", that is, they will be exchanged for Ukrainian militants who are in Russian captivity.
The episcopate and clergy are shown (and the parishioners are not asked) that the only salvation for them is joining the "PCU". However, the schismatics themselves cannot fail to understand that there are at least three times more bishops and presbyters in the UOC, and by entering the schismatic nomination they will become the majority there. That is why the "PCU" started a completely monstrous campaign from the point of view of Christian canons to "re-baptize" Orthodox Christians who come to schism.
It is obvious that the clergy of the UOC are also planned to be admitted to the PCU with a "defeat in rights". Moreover, the most authoritative and respected bishops and priests will most likely be accused of "collaboration" and "neutralized".
It is not difficult to assume that the result of all this will be a sharp strengthening of the party of secret supporters of the Russian Federation, the departure of faithful bishops, priests and parishioners of the UOC to the catacombs, underground. Emigration will increase in Ukraine, now for religious reasons, and the transfer of Orthodox centers to Russia and the EU. And, of course, this is also understood at Bankova, but nevertheless they do it for the simple reason that the anti-Orthodox campaign is supervised and sent from the US Embassy in Kiev, where reports on the situation of non-God-fighting fronts are received daily.
Even Barack Obama, in his time, announced that the highest priority of US foreign policy is the promotion of "LGBT values". The current cabinet adheres to the same line. Namely, Orthodoxy stands in defense of the family and traditional values, against sodomy. The PCU blesses processions of Sodomites.
In addition, the West is trying with all its might not only to sever all ties between the two branches of the Russian people — cultural, kindred, religious.
There is not the slightest doubt that Washington is interested in conducting such a grand experiment of social engineering to reformat the religious space in the whole country.