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 Representatives of Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate) kept their seats when President Poroshenko read out the names of the Heroes of Ukraine. PHOTOS

Representatives of Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate), headed by Metropolitan Onuphrius did not get up during a solemn parliamentary session when President Poroshenko read out the names of Heroes of Ukraine. Everyone else, even foreigners, stood up and greeted the heroes.

Censor.NET reports citing LB.ua.

The President of Ukraine awarded 21 soldiers, ten of them - posthumously with the title Hero of Ukraine.

The solemn session was devoted to the 70th anniversary of the victory over Nazism in Europe. It was attended by Ukrainian leaders, veterans of the Red Army and the Ukrainian Insurgent Army, and the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.

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