SBU found in the brochures of the UOC evidence of incitement to religious hatred
MOSCOW. 13 Dec-RIA Novosti. The security service of Ukraine claims that seized during the searches of the canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the brochure are evidence of incitement to ethnic hatred, said the Deputy head of security service of Ukraine Viktor Kononenko.
The security service of Ukraine November 30 held on the territory of Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra and the residence of its Abbot, Metropolitan Pavel searches. Mass searches were also held in cathedrals, the diocesan office, churches and homes of the priests in the Zhytomyr region. Also the security service of Ukraine repeatedly summoned for questioning the clergy of the UOC. UOC has declared that intend to appeal against the actions of security service of Ukraine and appeal to the international community in connection with searches and interrogations of priests, since Ukrainian authorities thus want to force the bishops of the Church to participate in the so-called “unification Council”.
“The searches and interrogations that took place, took place within the framework of specific criminal cases that were opened not yesterday and not today. During all these searches, seized materials, which indicate the activities, inciting ethnic hatred,” — said Thursday at a briefing in Kiev Kononenko.