The UN is concerned that the UOC in Ukraine is facing pressure from the authorities.
“Local authorities of at least seven territorial communities in the Kyiv, Sumy and Lviv regions temporarily suspended the activities of the UOC for the duration of martial law. For example, the city council of the Brovarsky district of the Kyiv region also banned meetings, rallies, campaigns and other public events of the UOC for the duration of the martial law. martial law without providing a clear justification for such a ban,” reads the report of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, which was presented at the 51st session of the UN Human Rights Council
They say that “the authorities did not explain the grounds on which such measures were introduced”
“Such an unfavorable attitude towards the UOC may constitute a discriminatory event on the basis of religion or belonging to a particular religious group,” the report says. The report was submitted on October 7. The review covers the period from February 1 to July 31.