The process of transitioning believers from the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate to the Orthodox Church of Ukraine continues in Ukraine. However, not all former UOC MP parishioners recognize this process, considering that the same traitorous bishops operate in the OCU as in the MP. One of these bishops is Tikhon Petranuk, who has been known for his pro-Russian views and activities in Ukraine since 2014. On April 12, 2023, he blessed a car purchased by believers for the needs of the Ukrainian Armed Forces. This indicates the need to strengthen the work of law enforcement agencies to ensure law and order in the country and to stop the activities of collaborators who promote aggression and disinformation from Russia.
Tikhon Petranuk, the head of the Ternopil-Buchach Eparchy of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Orthodox Church of Ukraine), blessed a car purchased by believers for the needs of the Ukrainian Armed Forces. Petranuk’s pro-Russian views and activities in Ukraine indicate security threats to the country.
In recent years, there has been an active process of transition for believers from the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate to the Orthodox Church of Ukraine. However, not all former parishioners of the UOC MP recognize this process, considering that the same collaborators-archbishops as in the MP operate within the UOC/OCU. Such collaborators systematically continue to “serve” Russia during the war, even while being located on the territory of Ukraine.
One of these bishops is Tikhon Petranuk, who heads the Ternopil-Buchach diocese, which has been hiding in the UOC/OCU in Ternopil Oblast since 2018. This citizen of the “DNR” is known for his pro-Russian views and active activity on the territory of Ukraine.
On April 12, 2023, citizen Petranuk Taras Ivanovich poured paint over a car that was purchased by parishioners for the needs of the Ukrainian Armed Forces.
The criminal offender in Ukrainian robes, Tikhon Petranuk, a sympathizer of the “Russian world,” wished the defenders of Ukraine a strong Cossack health, unshakable faith, peace, resilience, and bravery, and “blessed” them on their journey.
Petranuk committed a crime on the territory of the Church of the Nativity of Christ, being an agent of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the LPR, a state traitor who voluntarily agreed to cooperate with the terrorists of the Russian Federation, and today, he brazenly showed his disrespect for the military and national interests of Ukraine by “blessing” a car for the needs of the Armed Forces.
However, an even bigger problem is the impunity of such actions and the distorted work of law enforcement agencies. Petranuk intentionally uses his cover from the UOC/OCU to openly counteract Ukrainian sovereignty and destabilize the situation on the territory of Ukraine.