In Zaporizhia, rushists kidnapped a priest of the OCU

13 May, 11:35
Orthodox
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In the temporarily occupied village of Chernihiv, Zaporizhia region, Russians captured the rector of the Church of St. Prophet Elijah of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine Fr. Ihor Onchev.

The Diocese of Zaporizhia reported this on their Facebook page.

According to Suspilne, the diocese asked for help from the vice-Deputy Prime Minister for the reintegration of temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine and the Zaporizhia regional military administration.

From the first days of the full-scale invasion, the Chernihiv community in the Berdyansk District of the Zaporizhia region has been under occupation. Here, political pressure began on employees, volunteers, and those who refused to cooperate with the occupation authorities.

The current head of the village community, Vitaly Manych, refused to cooperate with the Russian troops and left Chernihiv. But his place was taken by collaborator Ilona Shchipenko.