In the Zhytomyr region, a priest of the UOC-MP to be brought to trial for urging to welcome Russians

19 April, 09:11
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In the Zhytomyr region, a priest of the UOC-MP to be brought to trial for urging to welcome Russians - фото 1
In the Zhytomyr region, a Moscow Patriarchate clergyman will be taken to court. According to the investigation, he called on parishioners to support Russia's armed aggression against Ukraine in the Novograd-Volynsky district.

This is reported by Glavkom citing the press service of the Zhytomyr Regional Prosecutor's Office.

Law enforcement officers found that in March 2022, while communicating on the street with local residents, the 64-year-old priest tried to convince the community that the Russian authorities allegedly sent an army to "liberate Ukrainians from the Nazis and Banderovites and protect the Russian-speaking population of the fraternal people."

The clergyman claimed that it was not Russian troops who were killing civilians and destroying their homes but the Ukrainian Armed Forces. Parishioners transferred the dispute from the street to law enforcement agencies, where they qualified the actions of the priest of the UOC-MP as a collaboration activity, the Prosecutor's Office notes.