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President suspends citizenship of 13 UOC-MP representatives – sources

They can be deported in the future.

President suspends citizenship of 13 UOC-MP representatives – sources
UOC-MP Volnovakha Bishop Amvrosiy

The list of representatives of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, whose citizenship was suspended by the decree of the president of Ukraine, includes representatives of the Donetsk, Crimea, Romny, Odesa and Bukovyna dioceses, learned from its sources. The website has a full list of persons included in the presidential decree:

Yeletskykh Anatoliy Ivanovych – Metropolitan Ionafan of Tulchyn and Bratslav, who is suspected of treason by the Security Service of Ukraine.

Anitsoy Serhiy Leonidovych – vicar of the Tulchyn diocese, Bishop Serhiy of Ladyzhyn, who, according to, is the formal owner of all the property of Ionafan.

Vinichenko Volodymyr Semenovych – Archbishop Varsonofiy of Novoazovsk (Donetsk diocese)

Hradomskyy Viktor Anatoliyovych – Archpriest Viktor, rector of the Church of St. Alexander Nevsky (Odesa diocese)

Donenko Mykola Mykolayovych – Vicar Bishop, Bishop Nestor of Yalta (after the Council of the UOC-MP on 27 May, all Crimean parishes of this religious organization expressed disagreement with its decisions and asked the Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church to take them into direct subordination).

Yehorenko Valentyn Volodymyrovych – Metropolitan Meletiy of Chernivtsi and Bukovyna, whose place the SBU searched and found Russian passports of the "leadership of diocesan structures", including his own. There was also a report about the discovery of child pornography on diocesan computers, which is now being studied by the investigation.

Maslennikov Oleksiy Oleksandrovych – Metropolitan Iosyf of Romny and Buryn (Romny diocese). The Romny diocese also decided to remain under the omophorion of Patriarch Kirill Gundyaev of the Russian Orthodox Church and stopped the commemoration of Metropolitan Onufriy during the service.

Seredniy Ivan Petrovych – Metropolitan of Dnipropetrovsk and Pavlohrad

Skobiola Andriy Petrovych – Archbishop Amvrosiy of Volnovakha, vicar of the Donetsk diocese, rector of St. Basil's Monastery

Taranov Oleksandr Borysovych – Archbishop Arkadiy of Rovenky and Sverdlovsk, who collaborated with Russia and fled there.

Shvets Rostyslav Pylypovych – Metropolitan Lazar of Simferopol and Crimea (see above about the Crimean dioceses).

Shynkaryov Viktor Serhiyovych – Archbishop Payisiy of Kostyantynivka, who, according to the media, took an active part in the activities of the separatist Donetsk People's Republic.

Yakovenko Ihor Fedorovych – Metropolitan of Svyatohirsk, vicar of the Donetsk diocese, abbot of the Holy Dormition Svyatohirsk Lavra.

The State Migration Service also received the relevant notification on the loss of citizenship by the said persons. According to the rules in effect, they can be deported in the future.

According to, the possibility of introducing similar measures against six more people is being studied.

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