The U.S. Embassy in Ukraine supports the faithful of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine in the temporarily occupied Crimea.
According to Ukrinform, the embassy wrote about this on Twitter.
"We stand with the faithful of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine in Crimea after Russian security forces disrupted Sunday services in Bilohirsk on spurious claims. We will always support religious freedom, free from external influence. Let the people pray," the report reads.
As Ukrinform reported, on August 8, 2021, Russian security forces disrupted a Sunday service in the church of the Crimean Diocese of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine.