The journalist reminded that the UGCC clergymen threatened the UOC believers with Kalashnikov assault rifles, said they would cut their throats, and took part personally in the bashing of the Orthodox faithful.
According to the journalist, head of the Greek Catholics, Svyatoslav Shevchuk, in his statement tries to initially put the local authorities in the position of the guilty. “This is aimed not only at removing from the Uniates responsibility for the seizure, but also “stimulating” it to “wipe out the blame.” In the text of his commentary, the UGCC head gives a clue how this can be done, emphasizing the moral right of the Uniates to occupy the Annunciation church,” he said.
According to Nazarchuk, the goal of the UGCC is to shift the settlement of the issue to a commission, which would include representatives of both denominations and local authorities. “Thus, it can be assumed that within the framework of an incomprehensible commission, the UOC will face pressure not only from the UGCC, but also from local officials,” he stressed.
However, he believes that if the UGCC wants to act in a legal manner, no commissions are needed: it is simply necessary to implement the decision of the Ivano-Frankivsk District Administrative Court, which recognized the right of the UOC community to the Annunciation Cathedral.