SBU start the search from the Governor of Kiev-Pechersk Lavra

SBU start the search from the Governor of Kiev-Pechersk Lavra

Moscow. 30 Nov. INTERFAX.RU — Employees of security Service of Ukraine conducted searches on the residence of the Governor of Kiev-Pechersk Lavra, Metropolitan of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate) Paul in the case of inciting sectarian strife.


“The SBU conducts searches in the place of residence of the Primate of the Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra Metropolitan Pavel on charges of violation of equality of citizens depending on their racial, national belonging or attitude towards religion (article 161 of the criminal code of Ukraine — if). Case faktovoe”, — said the Agency “Interfax-Ukraine” on Friday morning to the security service of Ukraine.

Earlier, the Governor of Kiev-Pechersk Lavra Metropolitan Pavel (Lebed) said in relation to him, as he filed several cases “classified”.

“There are rumors, and I know from reliable sources that against me as a citizen of Ukraine opened a few cases, however, they are classified as closed, but you can guess that they may incriminate me,” he said at a briefing on November 29 in Kiev.

A special Commission of the Ministry of culture of Ukraine on Thursday began an investigation of the shrines that were passed 30 years ago, the Kiev-Pechersk Lavra.

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