The court in Cherkasy chose a measure of restraint for metropolitan Feodosiy of the UOC-MP

21 February, 12:03
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Sosnovsky District Court chose a measure of restraint for the head of the UOC-MP Cherkasy, Feodosiy Snigirev.

This is reported by “18000”.

The prosecutor supported the request by the existing risks that Metropolitan Feodosiy might influence witnesses in this case. In addition, the suspicion was handed over to the hierarch of the Moscow Patriarchate not at the place of registration in Kyiv, but in a private house near the capital.

Also, during the meeting on the election of a preventive measure, the judge considered and granted the request of the journalist “18000” to carry out photo and video filming of the meeting. However, Feodosiy's lawyers were outraged by this, and they demanded to prohibit filming them and their client, and also promised to file a lawsuit in case of publication of images from the courtroom. At the same time, this meeting was open.

During the meeting, the prosecutor asked for the most lenient measure of restraint possible for Feodosiy. At the same time, the defenders did not agree with this proposal.

After hearing the parties and studying the case materials, the judge determined a measure of restraint for Feodosiy in the form of a personal obligation, accordingly granting the request of the prosecutors.

On the morning of February 20, Metropolitan Feodosiy of the UOC-Moscow Patriarchate was interrogated at the Cherkasy District Prosecutor's Office. A support group gathered near the prosecutor's office.

On the same day, the SBU reported that their employees had collected undeniable documents to evidence guilt of the head of the UOC-MP Diocese of Cherkasy Metropolitan Feodosiy Snigirev in inciting inter-confessional hostility.

During searches at the Metropolitan's place of residence and in the premises of the diocese, law enforcement officers found:

  • computer equipment and mobile phones;
  • Network Attached Storage and external storage;
  • printed materials confirming criminal actions.