Zolochiv mayor who persecuted UOC commemorates SS "Galicia" soldiers

The Zolochiv mayor attended the event in a T-shirt with the SS "Galicia" emblem. Photo: Igor Grynkiv’s Facebook page

In July 2020, during a "veche" against the canonical UOC, Igor Grynkiv with a sledgehammer threatened to smash the fence of the house of the UOC priest, Fr Maxim Yoenko.

On July 25, in the village of Сhervone, Lviv region, the Zolochiv mayor, Igor Grynkiv, took part in the events in memory of the SS "Galicia" soldiers who died in July 1944 during the battles near Brody.

The mayor of Zolochiv reported this on his Facebook page: “Today the village of Chervone hosted events to commemorate the Ukrainian soldiers of the Galicia division and the military of other nationalities who died in July 1944 during the battles near Brody.”

Igor Grynkiv came to the event on the occasion of the next anniversary of the battles near Brody in a T-shirt with the SS "Galicia" emblem.

In July 2020, during the "veche" against the canonical UOC, Igor Grynkiv with a sledgehammer threatened to smash the fence of the house of the UOC priest, Fr Maxim Yoenko, in Zolochiv; and in September 2020, during one of the attacks, unknown activists wrote on the priest's fence the words "Zolochiv is not Brody!"

Brody is a town 20 km from Zolochiv, near which on July 13-22, 1944, there were battles between the 13th corps of the 4th Nazi tank army, which included the SS Galicia Division, and the Soviet troops of the 1st Ukrainian Front. The battles ended with the victory of the Red Army and the complete defeat of the Nazi SS division "Galicia".

As previously reported, the Zolochiv City Council declared there is no and won’t be a Moscow church in the city.

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