OREANDA-NEWS Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill was blacklisted by Ukraine. On May 31, the Verkhovna Rada voted to impose sanctions, which also included Metropolitan Hilarion (Grigory Alfeev or Dashevsky in the world), People's Deputy Alexei Goncharenko said on his Telegram channel. In the near future, the decision of the parliament will be considered by the National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) of Ukraine.

"The Rada voted for the imposition of sanctions against Patriarch Kirill, or rather the FSB General Gundyaev, and other figures of the Russian Orthodox Church! The term is 10 years. This decision should be considered by the National Security and Defense Council. See the photo for the full list of names," he wrote.

Restrictions were also introduced against Archpriest Nikolai Balashov and Metropolitan Tikhon (Georgy Shevkunov).

Earlier, the Lithuanian authorities proposed to introduce restrictions against Patriarch Kirill. The Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church was called "one of the main supporters" of the special operation. Also, the schismatic Orthodox Church of Ukraine (OCU) appealed to Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople with a call to deprive Patriarch Kirill of the throne. The head of the OCU, Epiphanius, accused the primate of the Russian Orthodox Church of supporting a special operation in Ukraine and spreading "heresy".

The Russian Orthodox Church called such measures unacceptable and emphasized that political confrontation should not be transferred to the religious sphere.