SBU identified the priest, who tortured Ukrainian prisoners of war in occupied territories
This was reported by 'Ukrayinska Pravda' ('Ukrainian Truth') citing the press service of the SBU.
The investigation found that a Russian clergyman of one of the denominations served in one of the churches in Donetsk. In 2014, he joined the 11th separate motor rifle regiment 'Vostok' of the so-called 'DPR' as a 'military chaplain and regimental priest'.
He was further 'promoted' to the assistant commander for working with religious militants.
The SBU staff documented that while in this position, the 'Church minister' repeatedly took part in interrogations of Ukrainian prisoners and tortures, and gave instructions regarding the illegal detention of citizens.
The terrorist was served the notice of suspicion in absentia about the commission of offenses that fall under the article 'Setting up a terrorist group or terrorist organization'.