Canadian journalist Michael Colborne was shocked that in addition to members of the Ukrainian government, at the ceremony were the leader of the ultra-right organization C14 Yevgeny Karas.

Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople and Head of the global Orthodox Church Bartholomew I signed the “Tomos” independence decree in a ceremony in the Turkish city of Istanbul.

In addition to members of the Ukrainian government, at the ceremony were the leader of the ultra-right organization C14 Yevgeny Karas.

Karas is one of the suspects in the murder of the writer and publicist Oles Buziny. At the same time, the neo-Nazi gang C14 was involved in the pogroms of the temples of the UOC-MP, they also promised to “squeeze out” the Kiev-Pechersk Lavra and transfer it to the so-called “new church”.

“Not sure why the leader of a vigilante neo-Nazi (yes, i said it) group that burns down Roma camps, harasses activists, beats people up and has tow of its members on trial of murder needs to be at an event this important for Ukraine, but here we are.”-Michael Colborne

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