In the SBU told about the results of searches of the priests of the UOC-MP

В СБУ рассказали о результатах обысков у священников УПЦ МП

SBU conducted eight searches

The results of the searches the seized printed products, which has the incitement to religious and sectarian strife.

During the searches in the eparchies of the UOC-MP, the employees of the security Service of Ukraine showed signs of functioning of an organized network for the distribution of materials that incite religious and sectarian hatred.

About it reports a press-service SBU on Wednesday, 5 December.

“SBU officers under the procedural guidance of the prosecution, together with Nicolicea showed signs of functioning of the organized network of distribution of materials that incite religious hatred. In recent days, militiamen carried out a number of searches in separate administrative buildings of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, and private buildings belonging to the representatives of this confession,” – said in the message.

The results of the searches the seized printed products, which has the incitement to religious and sectarian strife.

Among other things, for two days seized 75 copies of the brochure “Ukrainian Orthodox Church: Relations with the state. The attitude of the ATO and the Church split. Questions and answers”, which already came into the view of SBU that there is a relevant expert opinion.

According to the expert of the Ukrainian scientific-research Institute of technical and legal expertise, is the publication “includes the promotion of religious intolerance … offends the feelings of citizens in connection with their religious beliefs, fueling the religious sectarian strife and hatred.”

In SBU noted that other seized materials by qualified experts also will assess.

Recall, December 3, eight raids in several dioceses of the UOC-MP in Zhytomyr oblast and in Kyiv in the framework of the case on inciting sectarian strife.

On November 30 the staff of SBU carried out searches at the residence of the Governor of Kiev-Pechersk Lavra, Metropolitan of the UOC MP Paul in the same case.

The Metropolitan said about the political pressure on him by the searches he owns the house and the farm of the monastery. He also linked the searches with the future granting of autocephaly of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church.

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