Ukrainian radicals to dismantle the cross of the UOC-MP in the center of Kiev
KYIV, 2 February. /TASS./ Ukrainian radicals dismantled the cross, Ukrainian Orthodox-Moscow Patriarchate (UOC-MP) in the center of Kiev.
The radicals explained their actions by the fact that the cross street Golden gate in Kiev, in front of the building of the State border service of Ukraine was installed “illegally”, reported in Friday’s “espresso TV”. The nationalists also stated about intention 3 Feb to dismantle other buildings of the UOC-MP near the tithe Church in the capital.
Previously, on 25 January, the radicals of the nationalist organization “C14” circular saw cut off the information stand of the chapel of the UOC-MP in Kyiv. According to the nationalists, the UOC-MP illegally seized land “in the territory of the archaeological site of the ancient tithe Church near National Museum of history of Ukraine” and built a chapel there.
This is not the first case of desecration of buildings of the Moscow Patriarchate in Ukraine. In the night from 9 for January 10, unknown robbed the Holy virgin Church in the city of Odessa Black sea region. January 9, Ukrainian radicals staged a protest against the Orthodox churches of Moscow Patriarchate in Odessa, Rackley at the entrances to them are stickers indicating the affiliation of churches. Thus they allegedly showed that the Moscow Patriarchate are branches of the Russian special services.