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Aggressor Country Imposes Personal Sanctions Against UGCC Bishops in Canada

March 28, 2024, 07:58 226

The Russian Federation has added 56 people from Canada to the sanctions list, who are now permanently banned from entering the territory of the aggressor country. This list includes, among others, bishops of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church.

Aggressor Country Imposes Personal Sanctions Against UGCC Bishops in Canada

This was reported by the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs on its official website on March 22.

Bishop Bryan Bayda, the ruling Bishop of the Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Toronto and Eastern Canada, led the sanctions list. The list also includes Bishop Lavrentiy Hutsulyak, Archbishop and Metropolitan of Winnipeg, and Bishop David Motiuk, Eparch of Edmonton.

The aggressor country has imposed sanctions against Canadian citizens who are allegedly “actively involved in academic cooperation and supportive structures associated with Stepan Bandera, the campaign to praise Hitler’s henchmen from the OUN-UPA and the Galicia Division.” The Russian Foreign Ministry noted that the sanctions targeted “businessmen and company executives involved in the supply of arms to the Ukrainian Armed Forces, as well as active participants in the Russophobic campaign promoted by the [Canadian] authorities.”

The UGCC Department for Information

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