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Statement to the media by Patriarch of Kyiv and all Rus-Ukraine Filaret.

On the eve of the holiday of The Nativity of Christ, one would not wish to talk about unpleasant events, however, the recent developments and increasing pressure on the Kyiv Patriarchate requires the following statement.

With utmost certainty I declare that the Moscow Patriarchate is trying to implement an ambitious plan in Ukraine for the collapse and destruction of the Kyiv Patriarchate.

The plan was created in Moscow by the Patriarch of Moscow Kirill and his subordinates for implementation in Ukraine. The main participants with a large role in this plan are the organs of the local government in Ukraine.

Implementation of this plan started this summer in preparation for the visit of Patriarch Kirill to Ukraine.