Yelensky: We must stop the use of religion for subversive purposes
Viktor Yelensky discussed the tasks of the State Ethnopolitics Service, separately noting the fight against the use of religion for manipulative purposes.
On 21 December 2022, Viktor Yelenskyy, who was recently appointed the new head of the State Service for Ethnopolitics and Freedom of Conscience, said that "one of the most important directions is to prevent the manipulation of religion and its use by the enemy as a weapon”, reports lb.ua.
"The use of religion for subversive purposes is a separate story, monographs have been written about it. The enemy can use or try to use anyone, but we have to protect against it," Viktor Yelensky said.
At the same time, according to him, the state should allow religious organizations to express their religious feelings with dignity.
The new head of the DESS admitted that he has not yet figured out how the subordinate institution is organised. "I do not yet know how the service is organised. I know its aims and objectives, but I need to understand who works there. I know people professionally involved in religion, and ethnopolitics, but definitely not all of them. We need to talk about what tasks in the field of freedom of conscience they see as a priority," said Yelensky.
As reported, the Cabinet of Ministers approved Viktor Yelensky for the post of the head of the State Ethnopolitics Committee.