Invaders closed the Baptist House of prayer in the Zaporizhia region
It happened in Chkalove village, Melitopol district, during the evening service. The invader soldiers stopped the meeting, closed the House of prayer and said that after the so-called referendum, there would be no sect in the village, but only the Orthodox Church would remain.
Before the full-scale invasion, the church had more than 100 believers. Because of the war, almost half of them were forced to leave. Since the beginning of the war, the church gathered daily for prayer meetings.
Earlier, a similar situation occurred in Melitopol. On September 11, armed Russian invaders broke into the Church of Evangelical Christians "Grace", which is located opposite the Bohdan Khmelnytsky Melitopol State Pedagogical University. According to the old scheme, the Russian military recorded all the believers' passport data and accused them of connection with the United States. The invaders announced the "nationalization" of the Church, kicked out all the people and told them not to come here again.