‘Molotov cocktail’ was thrown through the window of the house of an OCU activist

10.01.2021, 13:13
‘Molotov cocktail’ was thrown through the window of the house of an OCU activist - фото 1
On the night of January 10, in the village of Dilove Rakhiv district, Transcarpathia, an unknown person threw a bottle with the Molotov cocktail through the window of the house resided by the cashier of the Holy Dormition religious community of the OCU.

This is reported on the page in the social network of the Transcarpathian Diocese of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine, TSN reports.

Local police officers promptly arrived at the scene, and the house owner had extinguished the fire by that time.

"The fire damaged the applicants' house, namely the metal-plastic window sill and glass on the window pane. Investigators opened criminal proceedings under Article 194 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine over this event, that is, deliberate destruction or damage to property," the local police said.

Law enforcement officers began searching for the attacker. The investigation continues, according to the Communications Department of the Transcarpathian Region Police.

Two years ago, most residents decided to switch from the Moscow Patriarchate to the UOC-MP. Still, the local priest and supporters of the Moscow Patriarchate who stayed with him categorically refused to give up the church to the new Church community.

A few days earlier, the Supreme Court decided that the church should belong to the Orthodox Church of Ukraine.

Representatives of the Executive Service tried to withdraw the keys. Still, the priest of the Moscow Patriarchate and his supporters locked themselves in the church and refused to transfer the property legally.