President

Volodymyr Zelenskyi

implemented the decision of the Security and Defense Council regarding the ban in Ukraine of religious organizations affiliated with centers of influence in Russia.

Decree No. 820 of December 1 was published on the website of the Office of the President.

It is about the decision of the NSDC "On certain aspects of the activities of religious organizations in Ukraine and the application of personal special economic and other restrictive measures (sanctions)".

The President instructed the Cabinet of Ministers to develop and submit to the Verkhovna Rada for consideration draft laws on the restriction and prohibition of religious organizations managed by the Russian Federation.

Meanwhile, the Cabinet of Ministers should check the grounds and conditions under which religious organizations use the property of the National Kyiv-Pechersk Historical and Cultural Reserve.

The head of state instructed the SBU and the police to intensify inspections to counter the subversive activities of Russian special services in the religious environment of Ukraine.

It will be recalled that the SBU conducted searches in a number of dioceses of the UOC MP throughout Ukraine.

So, searches took place in Vinnytsia Region, Kirovohrad Region, Transcarpathia, Chernivtsi, Ivano-Frankivsk, Rivne Region, Pochaiv Lavra (Ternopil Region), Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra.

During the searches, law enforcement officers found propaganda materials.