In Zaporizhia, a trial to be held over the ‘Russian Orthodox Army’ militant who ordered the arson of UOC-MP church

05 November, 12:15
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In Zaporizhia, a trial to be held over the ‘Russian Orthodox Army’ militant who ordered the arson of UOC-MP church - фото 1
The case against a resident of Zaporizhia Artem Tymchenko, who in 2014 decided to 'earn extra money' in the war, was submitted to the court.

This is reported by Depo. Zaporizhia citing the Regional Prosecutor's Office.

The investigation found that in June 2014, a resident of Zaporizhia went to Donetsk to earn extra money.

The man is accused of participating in the activities of a terrorist group (Part 1 of Article 258-3 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine). The indictment was submitted to the court for consideration of the case on its merits.

Before the war, Tymchenko was the editor-in-chief of Zaporizhia newspaper Iskra and the news site of the same name, and in 2014 he became one of the ideologists of the "Anti-Maidan" Zaporizhia, probably trying on the position of "chairman of the ZNR". Tymchenko organized a rally of anti-Maidan activists, the dispersal of which by patriotic Zaporizhia residents made into the history of the city as "Egg Sunday". It is worth noting that having organized this rally and made a fervent speech at it, Tymchenko quickly disappeared from there. Supporters of the idea of "ZNR" spent hours under a hail of eggs without their leader.

Until January 2015, he participated in the activities of the terrorist groups "Russian Orthodox Army" and "Mykolayiv Battalion". While in the militant's rank, the man repaired vehicles used to provide illegal resistance to the Ukrainian military in the Donetsk region.

In the summer of 2020, the Security Service of Ukraine identified Tymchenko's former comrades who returned to Zaporizhia with the task of creating a terrorist organization like the LDNR here.

According to the SBU, Tymchenko ordered arson attacks on churches in Zaporizhia in February 2019. The former "anti-Maidan activist" has connections with the "MGB of the DPR".

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