The foreign Ministry has linked the situation with the churches in Kosovo with the steps of Constantinople in Ukraine

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The Ministry of foreign Affairs of Russia has linked the aggravation of the situation around Serbian Orthodox Church (SOC) in Kosovo with the decisions of the Patriarchate of Constantinople in Ukraine.

The Russian foreign Ministry indicate concern about the situation around the features of SPC — continued usurpation of the ownership of Kosovars of Serbian Orthodox Church: «In particular, the Church of St. John the Baptist and the chapel of SV.Paraskeva in the town of PEC not already listed in the local land registry documents as the property of SPTS».

«We consider this situation as a consequence of, among other things, the non-canonical steps of the Patriarchate of Constantinople in relation to the Orthodoxy in Ukraine. There is a worsening politicized approaches to canonical structures, violation of their legitimate rights», — stated in the message of the Ministry.

The foreign Ministry in this regard, called on the UN Mission interim administration in Kosovo (UNMIK) to exert pressure on Pristina authorities in order to protect the interests of the Serbian Orthodox Church in Kosovo.

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