The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine appointed our colleague – Doctor of Philosophy, Professor, famous religious scholar Viktor Yevgenovych Yelensky as the Head of the State Service of Ukraine for Ethnic Policy and Freedom of Conscience.
Among the main tasks of the State Service for Ethnic Policy and Freedom of Conscience is the implementation of state policy in the field of international relations, religion and the protection of the rights of national minorities in Ukraine.
Pursuant to the Decree of the President of Ukraine and the decision of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine, on December 6, 2022, the State Service for Ethnic Policy and Freedom of Conscience received the status of a central body of executive power with subordinate directly to the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine. Within a two-month period, the State Service for Ethnic Policy and Freedom of Conscience is tasked with conducting a theological examination of the Statute on the Administration of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church for the presence of a church-canonical connection with the Moscow Patriarchate, and if necessary, to take the measures provided for by the law.
The appointment of V. Yelensky as the Head of the State Service is an evidence of high confidence in him as a statesman, patriot and scientist.
The staff of the Institute congratulates its colleague on the appointment to a high state position, wishes him inspiration and perseverance in the implementation of complex tasks in the formation of state policy in the field of religion and ethnic communities.