Ukrainian Church Calls for Active Participation in Upcoming Elections

Also Ask Parties to ‘Act Honestly, Transparently and Responsibly’

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The Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church has published a letter, urging Ukrainians to «actively support» what it calls «crucial» presidential elections on May 25 and to «faithfully take part in them.»

In a statement, a synod of the UGCC said that in the current difficult time in Ukraine there is a need for the «unity of all healthy forces of society and institutions more than ever.»

They asked the candidates, their parties and representatives to «act honestly, transparently and responsibly,» not to use «loud, hollow and deceptive slogans» but present a «truthful program of necessary reforms in Ukraine.»

The UGCC bishops called on all members of election commissions to be «responsible and honest»  in their tasks and not to become co-authors of fraud or manipulation of the will of citizens. 

«No one – neither in Ukraine nor globally – should have any doubts regarding the respect of democratic principles in future elections ,» – said the hierarchy of the UGCC.

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