Luhansk Court Prohibit Svoboda Association to Hold Protest Action During Visit of Patriarch Kirill
The Administrative Circuit Court of the eastern Ukrainian city of Luhansk prohibited the regional branch of the nationalist association Svoboda to hold an action to protest against the visit of Patriarch Kirill of Moscow. So reported to UNIAN a member of the regional branch of Svoboda, Iryna Mahrytska.
According to her, yesterday in the evening, a meeting was held in the Luhansk City Council with the participation of the mayor, his deputies and all the heads of departments where the visit of the patriarch was discussed.
“And this morning, the court prohibited any actions of protest, including those of Svoboda Association. We were going to hold a peaceful action to tell the people that we are for the establishment of the local Ukrainian Orthodox Church and who Patriarch Kirill is in reality. But the court and the city authorities are afraid to hear an alternative opinion,” said I. Mahrytska.
She noted that Svoboda Association is a law-abiding political force and will not violate the court’s decision.
At the state military training ground “Chauda” near the Crimean town of Feodosia, on 12 September, a celebratory meeting was held dedicated to the third stage of the tactical training with combat shooting “Adequate response 2011.”
The Military Chaplain of Odesa-Crimean Exarchate of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, Fr. Mykola Kvych and Military Chaplain of Military Unit A-4519, the priest of the Parish of the Intercession of the Holy Virgin of UGCC in Eupatoria, Protopriest Bohdan Kostetskyi were invited to give their blessings to the military. The Greek Catholic chaplains were accompanied by the parish priest of the Church of St. Nicholas of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church-Moscow Patriarchate, Fr. Bohdan Kostenko who also blessed the soldiers.