The Ministry of foreign Affairs of Ukraine expressed its protest against the defeat at the construction site of the first White Church temple of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church (UGCC), which took place on the night of 17 to 18 August. This is stated in the press service of the foreign Ministry.
“While condemning these illegal actions that harm the international authority of our state, Ministry of foreign Affairs of Ukraine expresses its protest and strongly opposed such manifestations of incitement to religious hatred. It is obvious that the illegal actions to sow fear and insecurity not only among the Greek Catholics, but also among believers of other faiths,” reads the statement.
The foreign Ministry stressed that they consider this attack as an assault on freedom of conscience and religion of all citizens.
“We are convinced that law enforcement bodies of Ukraine will give a proper assessment of this shameful act and take all necessary measures to bring the masterminds and perpetrators of crime to justice”, – stated in the message.
Note that in the White Church Kiev region on the night of 17th August, a group of persons trashed the place for the construction of the first city Church. The incident occurred in the array “Sandy”. A group of attackers threw a concrete fence.