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Perhaps I did misconstrue what you said.

The matter with the UOC-MP has turned ugly because several of their monasteries, as searches have borne out, appear to be centres for the dissemination of the Russky Mir ideology and of Russophilism, together with individuals who are of questonable provenance etc.

In other words, insofar as the UOC (which insists it is no longer with the MP, BTW) has become an agent of the foreign power that is currently attacking Ukraine and killing Ukrainian citizens, then the situation is no longer about a "religious organization" but also of a "fifth column" within Ukrainian territory.

Nothing has happened in this regard yet. But it looks like it is about to.

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Originally Posted by Orthodox Catholic
Perhaps I did misconstrue what you said.

The matter with the UOC-MP has turned ugly because several of their monasteries, as searches have borne out, appear to be centres for the dissemination of the Russky Mir ideology and of Russophilism, together with individuals who are of questonable provenance etc.

In other words, insofar as the UOC (which insists it is no longer with the MP, BTW) has become an agent of the foreign power that is currently attacking Ukraine and killing Ukrainian citizens, then the situation is no longer about a "religious organization" but also of a "fifth column" within Ukrainian territory.

Nothing has happened in this regard yet. But it looks like it is about to.

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I saw this report the other day. This goes beyond " dissemination of Russkiy Mir" into an area of real danger to Ukranian citizens, partisans and soldiers. Certainly a very tricky situation and issue here.
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. Orthodox priest sentenced to 12 years in Ukraine for passing information to Russians
From CNN's Olga Voitovych and Tim Lister

A priest accused of leaking information about the positions of Ukrainian troops to Russia has been sentenced to 12 years in prison, according to the Ukrainian Security Service (SBU).

The SBU said the rector of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church in the city of Lysychansk "passed to the occupiers information about the combat positions of Ukrainian troops in the city, as well as in the area of Severodonetsk" in the Luhansk region. 

The SBU said the priest had also "informed" the Russians about locals who could potentially resist the occupation.

The priest was detained in April, two months before Lysychansk fell to Russian forces.

The SBU said the priest had been recruited by Russia during a visit there in 2014 and had since been in constant contact with a leader of the separatist self-declared Luhansk People's Republic.

The SBU also said it had collected evidence against two other Russian informants in the same region, including a second priest in Luhansk.

It alleged that two Ukrainians had been kidnapped after he provided the Russians with information. The SBU said the priest was currently in occupied territory.

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