The Hierarch of the UOC: the Police are covering the raiders, who seized the temple in Olenivka


The Archbishop of Nezhin and Priluki Clement (the last Supper)

Ukrainian law enforcement agencies do not protect villagers and criminals who broke open the doors of the temple, shared the Bishop Clement.

Law enforcement officers are not in a hurry to respond to the appeal of the faithful of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church in connection with the seizure of the Church in the village of Olenivka, said Archbishop Nezhin and Priluki Clement (the last Supper) in the air “Pershoho Kozickogo”.

The actions of the raiders against the parishioners of the UOC in the village of Olenivka not only rude, but also a crime, said the Bishop of the canonical Church.

“The event is extremely brutal: it was a complete violation of the rights of believers, falsification. And from the point of view of criminal law is a violation of the Criminal Code: falsification of documents, seizure of property, inciting sectarian strife”, he said.

Lord Clement added that local law enforcement agencies to cover illegal actions of the supporters of the DNC.

“We’ve contacted law enforcement, but they are not quickly dealt with. And as you can see, some of the power structure even “protect,” raiders of the Kyiv Patriarchate, who have invaded our room. The police are not protecting citizens of the village of olenivka, and criminals, who with grinder in hand I cut the locks and broke down doors of the temple,” – said the Hierarch of the UOC.

Stop the lawlessness can full media coverage of what is happening, he said.

“I think that in all such cases need the involvement of the media and extensive coverage of all processes associated with the distortion of the will of the citizens of that particular locality,” shared Archbishop Clement.

About the need for the broadest possible light capture temples and other illegal actions directed against the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, said the Agency’s Director of social communications, political analyst Sergei Belasco.

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