Any other targets?
Other major religions in Ukraine do not face such huge troubles. Politicization and interference of other states still may happen but both Poroshenko and Zelensky tried rather to enlist support of other religions' representatives than to exert pressure on them. According to the recent plans and statements, Crimean Tatars of Ukraine are going to build
soon the largest mosque in Kiev through the instrumentality of Ukrainian oligarch Rinat Akhmetov and Turkey (in Ukraine there are about 2 million Muslims
From time to time media report about anti-Semitic manifestations, usually in the form of vandalism to monuments. At the moment they are not widespread. However, the nationalist discourse creates the supplementary basis for threats and instability for Ukrainian Jews. The ADL Global noticed
the rise of anti-Semitism in Ukraine during recent years. One way or another 46% of Ukrainians manifest anti-Semitic attitudes.
Now Orthodox Christianity faces the most critical situation among other religions in Ukraine. Internal clashes have acquired the international dimension. Lack of attention and ignorance of the problem are the real scourge for all actors both at the Ukrainian and international level. The religious conflict in Ukraine is not novel and has been persistently developing since the 90-s.
Zelensky is apparently not interested in enforcement and quick decisions to the issues of the Orthodox Church and is most likely to avoid interference in religious affairs. Otherwise, he will face the fall of approval ratings. In case of pressure on the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate relations between Ukraine and Russia will stagnate and worsen further.
Moscow and the Russian Orthodox Church will stick to the solid position of unallowable recognition of the OCU in the Orthodox world and will underline the politicized substance of the OCU project. Dialogue with Epiphanius and Filaret are impossible. It is highly probable that the Local Orthodox Churches will convene the Pan-Orthodox Council on the Ukrainian issue with mandatory participation of the Russian Orthodox Church. Maybe the Russian Orthodox Church can even become the major initiator of the Council. The first version of the article in Russian was published at the web-site of the Center for Ukrainian policy studies.