Ukraine: Verkhovna Rada Commissioner for Human Rights met with the AUCCRO representatives

Dmytro Lubinets held a meeting with representatives of the All-Ukrainian Council of Churches and Religious Organizations at the Ombudsman's Office on September 20.

This was reported by the official website of the Verkhovna Rada Commissioner for Human Rights.

"As the Ombudsman, I broke the 25-year silence of the institution in communicating with representatives of different faiths. In his welcoming speech, first of all, he thanked representatives of churches and religious organizations for their active participation in helping the civilian population for more than 8 years of military aggression of the Russian Federation against Ukraine. In the last months of the full-scale invasion, we have seen the heroism of representatives of various religions and confessions in evacuating and organizing "green corridors" to save the civilian population, resettle them and organize life in places of resettlement," Dmitry Lubinets said.

During the meeting, the parties identified ways to establish a constant dialogue and interaction to address and resolve topical public issues, especially in disseminating information about human rights violations and the need to restore them among citizens of Ukraine and abroad.

"The presence of the Ukrainian church, as well as the presence of Ukrainian servicemen in the de-occupied territories, gives people hope. Finally, people found themselves in the arms of their dear ones, and where Ukraine comes, the territory of peace comes," the participants noted during the meeting.

The All-Ukrainian Council of Churches and Religious Organizations expressed its readiness to delegate representatives from different faiths for constant interaction with the Office of the Verkhovna Rada Commissioner for human rights because this approach, according to the Council of Churches, allows us to find answers to problematic questions efficiently and for the benefit of the people of Ukraine. (Quelle:, 21. September 2022)