Border guardsdetaina UOC (MP) priest collaborating with militants
A region border patrol at Bugas checkpoint in Donetsk region identified and detained a citizen of Ukraine involved in illegal armed formations. This is stated in the message State Border Service.
The man was heading for the territory, which istemporarily uncontrolled by government. In a hurry, during the document check, he produced an identity card confirming his affiliation to a terrorist organization. In particular, he presented a card issued by the so-called ‘Ministry of State Security’ of illegal armed formations to certify his membership in Vostok Battalion. Moreover, the person appeared to be a priest of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate).
Verification activities are currently ongoing.