Representatives of the UOC in the Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra filed a complaint with the police: Ukraine: Former USSR:

Representatives of the UOC filed a request for obstruction of the commission in the Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra

Representatives of the Canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church (UOC) filed a complaint with the police for obstructing the work of the state commission in the Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra. About this in Telegram said the Minister for Culture and Information Policy Ukraine Alexander Tkachenko.

According to him, due to “physical obstacles” on the part of representatives of the UOC, the commission for the acceptance and transfer of state ownership of the national reserve “Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra” did not could begin its work.

“Representatives of the Holy Dormition Kiev-Pechersk Lavra Monastery, who are members of the commission, could not explain who had the keys to the building, the inspection of which was planned. In addition, many strangers prevented the members of the commission from entering the building,” explained the head of the department.

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Tkachenko also added that on March 31, the commission intends to continue its work “in any case.”

Previously, the administration of the kyiv-Pechersk Lavra reserve ordered the monks of the UOC to leave the territory of the monastery until March 29. saying upon termination of the contract. On it in the church repliedwho will not meet the conditions and leave the Lavra, as well as to compromise with the Ukrainian authorities.

March 30 became knownthat the parishioners of the UOC blocked the work of the representatives of the commission of the reserve, who came to the Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra.

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