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Ukrainian Foreign Ministry says UN report on freedom of religion politically incorrect

Kiev, Mar 27 (UNI) Ukrainian Foreign Ministry spokesman Oleg Nikolenko on Monday criticized a recent report by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and urged the UN body to refrain from giving a political assessment of Kiev's actions against the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (UOC) of the Moscow Patriarchate.
On March 24, the OHCHR published a report on the human rights situation in Ukraine, which claims that "official actions targeting the UOC could be discriminatory."
"Ukraine is a democratic state, in which freedom of religion is guaranteed. At the same time, freedom [of religion] is not identical with the right to engage in activities that undermine national security. We call on the OHCHR to refrain from unbalanced political assessments and base its reports on facts," Nikolenko wrote in a social media post.
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