Russia is on the eve of hysteria in connection with the probable provision of Tomos for the Ukrainian local church.
This was reported on Facebook by the coordinator of the group & Information Resistance & # 39; s Deputy Dmitry Tymchuk, who analyzed publications in Russian propaganda media in the occupied Crimea.
"The study of Russian propaganda in Crimea shows that Moscow is on the verge of hysteria in connection with the very probable supply of Tomos to the Ukrainian local church, as demonstrated by the inequality in publications and mutually exclusive messages, who are fed by Crimeans, "he said.
According to Tymchuk, the script line in the propaganda media is roughly the following: "Tomos will not do that because we will not allow it, and if that is the case, then it is bought and in Ukraine a" civil war between the orthodox "will begin. It starts, do not hesitate, participants in the "civil war" are all who went to the procession of Novinsky, including numerous foreign "pilgrims." This we guarantee. "
Tymchuk also stressed that "argumentation", why it is impossible to give Ukraine Tomos, is a separate genre. "Popular versions are: 1) Christianity did not appear in Kiev before because it was the capital of Russia, not because it was 150 years before the founding of Moscow, but because it is simply closer to Byzantium (in the brains of the propagandists – bingo!) 2) Christianity came from Constantinople to Russia, and since Moscow calls itself "the second Constantinople", the subordination of the Ukrainian church to Moscow is correct and canonical (and again bingo!) Now, the Patriarchate of According to Russo-SAM, Constantinople is not considered at all: if something happens, we will ask Erdogan (the president of Turkey – ed.) To turn off the light and water, "explained the IP coordinator.
Tymchuk also noted that in publications and broadcasts on the ecclesiastical theme "the confusion of accomplices of the invaders" is very clear to see, because Ukraine is doing something against the will of the Kremlin, and it can happen despite the efforts of Moscow.
"The realization that Moscow is not omnipotent, pretty nervous Crimean cotton, now the really crucial moment: the propaganda propagates the statement that the head of the Russian Orthodox Church, the same representative of the FSB Gundyaev will go to Fanar at the end of August" everything will decide. "If this visit ends in a failure, the collaborators will be highly demoralized," added the deputy.
As Ukrinform reported, President Petro Poroshenko said on 17 April that he had made an appeal to the ecumenical patriarch with the request to hand over Tomos about the autocephaly of the Orthodox Church in Ukraine.
On April 18, the head of state officially received from the hierarchs of the UOC-KP and UAOC an appropriate appeal to the transfer to the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew with the signatures of all the bishops who supported this decision.
On April 19, the Verkhovna Rada approved a resolution on supporting the President's call to the ecumenical patriarch Bartholomew regarding the founding of the United Local Ukrainian Orthodox Church.
On 22 April, Poroshenko announced the transfer of relevant appeals to the Ecumenical Patriarchate and the initiation of procedures necessary to grant autocephaly to the Ukrainian Orthodox Church.