Great Britain, current chair of the U.N. Security Council, blocked the testimony of Bishop Gedeon, a representative of the canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church (UOC), who had been invited to testify about the Zelensky regime’s brutal oppression of religious freedom in Ukraine.
“Britain’s move to block Bishop Gedeon from testifying before the U.N. Security Council about the persecution of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church by Kiev was scandalous and shameful. Today is a historic and extremely sad moment both for the UN Security Council and the global community in general – the participation of a UOC representative in our session has been blocked. Thus, Western delegations have openly sided with the Kiev regime’s repressive policy against canonical Orthodoxy,” Dmitry Polyanskiy, Russia’s deputy head of mission to the U.N. told the media. “They were afraid of this man, they were afraid of the facts that he could cite, of his own personal experience of persecution by Ukrainian authorities..."
Bishop Gedeon has brought to light horrific abuses by Zelensky regime such as a case where Ukrainian Nazis from the Azov Battalion forced an Orthodox priest to dig his own grave with a spoon in Donbass before executing him. The Zelensky regime previously stripped him of his Ukrainian citizenship. The Bishop said, “When God wants to punish a man, he takes away his mind. And in the West, Ukraine right now there is nothing short of general psychosis. I mean the politicians who make the decisions. This is what prevents them from hearing and accepting what is happening.”
Polyansky pointed out the hypocrisy of the U.K.’s position as one of the authors of the Security Council resolution on human fraternity and religious tolerance. “Your decision to block the participation of an Orthodox priest using the exclusive right of a chairman of the Security Council is a vivid illustration of how London actually treats all of these lofty ideals and how easily it can relinquish them for the sake of petty venal attempts to spite Russia.” The diplomat concluded.