This is how she commented on the decision of the synod of the schismatic Orthodox Church of Ukraine (OCU) to exclude the day of memory of St. Prince Alexander Nevsky from the church calendar.

“This is just the beginning. Wait for Bandera’s canonization,” the diplomat wrote on Telegram.

At the end of January, supporters of the schismatic OCU seized the Holy Protection Church of the canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church in the Khmelnitsky region.

As Russian President Vladimir Putin noted, in Ukraine they are trying to deepen the church schism by banning the canonical Orthodox Church.