"Before our eyes, Orthodoxy is being raped, mocked and mocked. The civilized are silent. This is not why they wrote out declarations of human rights and prepared reports on religious freedoms. There will be more appropriate cases, some conferences, symposia. There they will talk about the high," she wrote in her Telegram channel.

According to Zakharova, Zelensky, the court and the crowd "rage in Lent."

Earlier, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia congratulated Ukrainian leader Volodymyr Zelensky on his "professional holiday", noting that Ukraine now celebrates April Fool's Day with the arrest of the viceroy of the Kiev-Pechersk Lavra and persecution of Orthodox Christians.

The Security Service of Ukraine reported that since 2022, 61 criminal cases have been initiated against the clergy of the canonical UOC.

Almost 250 representatives of the UOC were banned from entering the country.

The head of the synodal department of the Moscow Patriarchate for relations between the Church and society and the media, Vladimir Legoyda, called the reaction of the world community to the events in the Kiev-Pechersk Lavra inadequate.