Saturday, August 16, 2008

Ukraine's presidential secretariat blames Tymoshenko as she didn't support the idea to set up a local Church in the country

15 August 2008, 12:58

Kiev, August 15, Interfax - The Ukrainian presidential secretariat criticized Yulia Tymoshenko's government as it didn't support the idea of setting up a local Orthodox Church in the country and didn't participate in the celebrations of the 1020th anniversary of Russia's Baptism.

It is mentioned in the secretariat's investigation voiced by its deputy head Andrey Kislinsky in a briefing.

Besides, Tymoshenko was accused of conducting backstage talks with Moscow "so that it supports her at the coming presidential elections."

The Ukrainian prime was almost the only representative of supreme authorities who paid respects to Patriarch Alexy II of Moscow and All Russia during his stay in Kiev.

While Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko extended his hospitality to the Constantinople Patriarch Bartholomew Tymoshenko was in the shade. However, she conveyed Alexy II a bunch of roses on her behalf, which was handed over to the primate at the gala night in the Ukraine palace on the last day of his visit.



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