In the SBU confirmed the searches of the priests in the Zhytomyr region

В СБУ подтвердили обыски у священников в Житомирской области

The searches were carried out SBU

According to the court, police conducted eight raids in religious institutions.

Employees of the security Service of Ukraine has carried out the authorized searches in the Zhytomyr and Ovruch dioceses of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church-Moscow Patriarchate (UOC-MP). About it reports a press-the SBU center on Monday evening, December 3.

As noted, the searches were carried out in the framework of the initiated criminal proceedings under article 161 of the Criminal code of Ukraine (Violation of equality of citizens depending on their racial, national belonging or attitude to religion).

“According to the court, police conducted eight raids in religious institutions, the habitats of some representatives of these dioceses, and in the Kiev publishing house, which published printed materials on the order of the UOC-MP. The pretrial investigation proceeds”, – is spoken in the message.

Recall, November 30, 2018, the SBU carried out searches at the residence of the Governor of Kiev-Pechersk Lavra, Metropolitan of the UOC MP Paul in the case of inciting religious hatred (article 161 of the criminal code of Ukraine).

 

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