SBU conducts searches of UOC in Cherkasy, Volyn and Kherson regions

07 December 2022 11:40
SBU conducts searches in five dioceses of the UOC: Photo: SBU SBU conducts searches in five dioceses of the UOC: Photo: SBU

Security forces conduct searches in monasteries, Sunday schools, libraries and offices of five dioceses of the UOC.

On December 7, 2022, the Security Service of Ukraine announced that it was carrying out counterintelligence activities in the Cherkasy, Volyn, Uman and Zvenyhorod, Volodymyr-Volyn and Kherson dioceses of the UOC. This was reported by the press service of the department.

In particular, we are talking about the Chartoryysk Exaltation of the Cross Monastery of the Volyn diocese of the UOC, the Myltsi St. Nicholas Monastery of the Volodymyr-Volyn diocese of the UOC, the Assumption Cathedral (Kherson), the Office of the Cherkasy diocese of the UOC, St. Michael's Cathedral (Cherkasy city), Sunday school and the library of the Cherkasy diocese of the UOC (Cherkasy city), the Administration of the Uman-Zvenyhorod diocese (Uman), the St. George Convent (Uman district), the Church of St. Andrew the First-Called (Cherkasy city), the Holy Trinity Motronynsk Convent (Cherkasy district), Krasnohorsk Holy Intercession Convent (Zolotonosha district), the religious community "The Parish of St. Sophrony, Bishop of Irkutsk" (Cherkasy city), Kaniv Assumption Cathedral (Kaniv, Cherkasy district).

The searches are carried out with the participation of police officers and the National Guard.

The security forces note they are trying to prevent "the use of religious communities as a cell of the ‘Russian world’ and to protect the population from provocations and terrorist acts."

The SBU conducts an inspection of the territory and premises to identify persons who “possibly are involved in illegal activities to the detriment of the state sovereignty of Ukraine, and items prohibited for circulation.”

As the UOJ reported, the National Guard, the National Police and the SBU are conducting large-scale searches in the dioceses of the UOC.

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