In Kiev thought of the coincidence of the fire in the Arsenal with the discussion of autocephaly

© AFP 2018 / Genya SavilovДым of the explosions at the ammunition depot in the village of Ichnya of Chernihiv region, Ukraine. October 9, 2018In Kiev thought of the coincidence of the fire in the Arsenal with the discussion of autocephaly© AFP 2018 / Genya Savilov

Ukrainian Vice Prime Minister Vyacheslav Kyrylenko said that the fire at the Arsenal in Chernihiv region could be organized with the aim to prevent the granting of autocephaly to Ukraine, but could not explain how explosions in a military warehouse could to prevent it.

«I would like to think that a possible diversion to military warehouses in Chernihiv and the beginning of the consideration of the Holy Synod in Istanbul, the question of granting autocephaly to the Ukrainian Church coincided by chance. However, it is clear that the Kremlin is willing to do anything to prevent Thomas,» wrote Kirilenko in his Twitter account.

In Istanbul on Tuesday began a meeting of the Synod of the Church of Constantinople, which, perhaps, will address the issue of granting autocephaly to the Ukrainian Church.

Tuesday night at a military warehouse in the Chernigov area the explosion occurred, the fire started. Authorities are evacuating. There were no injuries. The number stored at the ammunition depot is not called. According to Ukrainian media reports, Arsenal is one of the largest in Ukraine, the territory of the warehouse is 682 hectares, of which technical area is 402 ha.

Previously, Kiev has repeatedly stated that Russia intervenes in the Affairs of Ukraine is a party to the conflict in the Donbass. The Russian foreign Ministry called the allegations «unsubstantiated public insinuations». Moscow has repeatedly stated that it is not a party to domestic conflict and is not privy to the events in the South-East, is interested in Ukraine overcame political and economic crisis. According to the Senator, Alexei Pushkov, «whatever happens in Ukraine, they immediately blame Russia.»

The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko is trying to achieve recognition of non-canonical religious structures and of establishing a local Autocephalous Church in Ukraine, though, and promised not to interfere in the Affairs of the Church. Earlier, the Patriarchate of Constantinople «in preparation for the granting of autocephaly» was appointed its Exarch in Kyiv. In addition, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew has stated that it intends to provide Ukraine Autocephalous. In the UOC called such actions by invading the canonical territory of other local churches and called on Patriarch Bartholomew to stop meddling and «exarchs» of the Patriarchate of Constantinople to leave Kiev.

The Russian Orthodox Church, in turn, went to the actual «break diplomatic relations» with the Patriarchate of Constantinople. The Synod of the Russian Church announced a cease commemoration of Patriarch Bartholomew during the Patriarch’s divine services. In addition, a decision was made to exit from the structures, which is chaired by the representatives of the Patriarchate of Constantinople. Relations of the Russian Orthodox Church with Constantinople was in this crisis only once in all its more than thousand-year history.

The Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church, the Synod of bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church abroad, the Holy Synod of the UOC has suspended the service with the bishops of the Patriarchate of Constantinople. In the Russian Orthodox Church noted that none of the local churches does not support the project of Ukrainian autocephaly.

In Kiev thought of the coincidence of the fire in the Arsenal with the discussion of autocephaly© RIA Novosti / Vitaly Policypro Autocephalous