Archbishop Kliment told about his arrest

Архиепископ Климент рассказал о своем задержании

Clement called the cause of the arrest in the Crimea

Archbishop of Simferopol and Crimea Clement spoke about the details and the reasons for his detention.

Archbishop of Simferopol and Crimea Clement considers his detention as an attempt not to let him go to the prisoner in Russia Ukrainian Pavel Mushroom. On Sunday, March 3, the Archbishop said by telephone from the police station in Simferopol live Еспресо.TV.

In particular, Clement told the details of his detention.

“After the service I went to the bus station in order to go to Rostov and participate in the hearing of Paul the Mushroom, and then the next day, Tuesday, to visit him in jail and to confess sins and receive communion with the permission of the court. 15 minutes before the departure of the bus in which I was, approached the police and asked to provide documents and to show things… then I was asked to go to the duty part at the bus station, they kept a very long time, was taken to the Central police Department of Simferopol”, – said the priest.

The Archbishop also said that he feels that this is a planned action for the destruction of the Kyiv Patriarchate in Crimea and ousting him from the annexed Peninsula.

According to him, at first he was accused of stealing Church property, and then insulting the honor and dignity of police officers.

Earlier, the DNC said about the threats of the priests, which left the UOC-MP.


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