In Kiev near the monastery of mass arrest – media

В Киеве возле Лавры массовые задержания - СМИ

Crowds at the entrance to the Lavra

The source of the press in the police reports that a group of men sporting appearance of different ages with the morning focused on the monastery.

Police arrested 122 persons on the territory of Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra, the RBC-Ukraine reported citing a police source.

According to the source, a group of men sporting appearance of different ages with the morning focused on the monastery.

“Believers complained that these guys create a flea market in front of Cathedral of the assumption. They are clearly not there to pray here,” he added.

The source said that the detainees did not resist and voluntarily sat down in the paddy. Some of them told the police that they are seminarians.

В Киеве возле Лавры массовые задержания - СМИ

RBC-Ukraine

A group of 66 people were sent to the district police station, where they will check the documents and sent home. The rest are still in front of the entrance to the monastery, they blocked the soldiers of the regiment of special police.

Recall that today in Kiev held a March of nationalists.

On 12 October the Minister of internal Affairs Arsen Avakov held a meeting with representatives of the Orthodox churches. The parties agreed on cooperation and coordination on the prevention of manifestations of religious hatred in the settlement process of inter-Church relations.

Avakov said about the inadmissibility of acts of extremism on the grounds of religious hostility in connection with the beginning of the process of granting autocephaly of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church.

At the meeting of the Synod of the Patriarchate of Constantinople on 11 October it was decided to continue the procedure for the granting of the Tomos of autocephaly of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church.

In turn, the UOC-MP stated that it did not recognize the decision of the Patriarchate of Constantinople to grant Ukraine autocephaly.

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