Before fleeing from the northern regions of the Kharkiv region, the invaders burned down the OCU church
This was reported on the Facebook page of the bishop.
"Unfortunately, the war unleashed by the Putin regime has made its own adjustments: the village of Rusky Tyshky is severely damaged.
The local parish, in honor of the Holy Archangel Michael of God, was under occupation from the beginning of hostilities in February until the counteroffensive of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in September.
At the beginning of the occupation, the Archangel Michael Church was boldly robbed by the invaders and local collaborators from among the supporters of the "Russian World" and the Moscow Patriarchate. The doors were broken, and valuable liturgical items and icons were taken. However, until the end of the summer, the church building was intact, although it was located on the very front line. In recent days, before fleeing from the northern regions of Kharkiv region, the invaders burned down the OCU church," the report says.
Bishop Mytofan examined the ashes, collected the miraculously preserved remains of church utensils and prayed at the place where the church stood. The village community and benefactors intend to restore the shrine after the victorious end of the war.
The church in honor of Archangel Michael was consecrated in 2018. It was located on the territory of the cottage town of Udachyno in Rusky Tyshky of the Tsirkunovsky territorial community of the Kharkiv region.