Arestovych about repressions against UOC: Do we want to be idiots?
Arestovych called the repressions against the UOC "primitive political technology of the split."
Speaking about the repressions against the UOC in an interview with the "There are Rumors" YouTube channel, Oleksiy Arestovych, an adviser to the Office of the President, criticized the actions of the authorities against the believers of the UOC.
“Have you seen the headlines on Fox News when the SBU entered the Kyiv-Pechersk and other Lavras: ‘Zelensky declared war on Christianity’? Fox News is the main channel for the Republicans. Are these headlines good for Ukraine? Judging by the processes that are taking place there (in the UOC – Ed.), we need to win over to our side those who are for us and put severe pressure on those who are against Ukraine. Will we instead put pressure on all 6 million believers who go to this Church and who cannot say a word of Russian? They just go there because their grandparents would go there. Are they hence all enemies and agents?!” Arestovich said.
The adviser to the OP added that such political technology unequivocally harms the state.
“Do we seek a normal power or do we want to be idiots for the sake of a primitive splintering technology? This is political technology, not cultural policy. Everything is very simple: either we act like reasonable people or like idiots. So far we are acting like idiots,” he summed up.
As previously reported by the UOJ, Arestovych had the impression that the laws to ban the UOC are being promoted by the intelligence of the Russian Federation.