Head of the UGCC, Patriarch Sviatoslav (Shevchuk) said that Ukrainians have a quite traditional position on gender issues which is a significant barrier to EU integration.
“Ukraine rejects the false values of gender ideology, though it could be a barrier to accession to the European Union.”
The Patriarch of Ukraine have also emphasized the difference between the EU and the true Europe. “The European Union – this is not Europe – said the Patriarch. – The EU can exist without Ukraine, but Europe will be incomplitable without Ukraine.”
In addition, the Patriarch Sviatoslav expressed hope that the Christian Ukraine “can become an impulse for the awakening of secularized Europe.”