Members of the Public chamber of the Russian Federation on the harmonization of interethnic and interreligious relations in connection with 2 murders of priests in Kiev appealed to the Ukrainian authorities with a request to provide security of commissioners of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate), notified on the Internet representation OP the Russian Federation on the last working day of the week.
Public men expressed condolences to the Primate of this Church, Metropolitan Onufry, as well as relatives and friends of the victims." We believe it is necessary to strongly condemn these monstrous lawlessness against peaceful and well-intentioned people, giving life to the service of higher ideals and the good of the people ", - reported in circulation Commission. The activists stressed that the killings occurred amid unprecedented media and political pressure on the Ukrainian Orthodox Church-Moscow Patriarchate, the campaign to discredit her clergy and active laity.
"We draw attention to the fact that the murder of a priest Roman Nikolaev most associated with Its activity and Public position. It was done by the method, which are often committed by registered or political assassinations ", - quotes the website OP communication from the Commission. As they say, Public figures who signed the petition, hope these iniquities will be properly investigated and the killers will be punished.
"We ask government authorities, public institutions and mass media of Ukraine to make every effort to ensure that the clergy and laity of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church felt safe, could besprepjatstvenno to Express their position on various issues of religious and Public life ", - reported in circulation. In a statement, As notified on the Internet office also is asking the state authorities of the Russian Federation to take into account the desire of freedom of speech and religion in Ukraine in relations with this country and the peace process.
The nun Alevtina was found dead with signs of violence in Kiev, " said Wednesday the Synodal information Department of the Moscow Patriarchate. Its leader Vladimir Legoyda expressed condolences to the sisters of the Holy ascension Florovsky convent, located in the center of Kiev, and relatives of the murdered nun. According to Legoyda, " the perpetrators of this awful crime has placed himself outside of the Ukrainian people, which anciently honored forthcoming before God."
According to the head of the press service of the UOC-MP Vasily Anisimov, a nun Alevtina - 62-year-old teacher, who not so long ago vows. According to His statement, she was obliged to go to the hospital, asked his nephew to pick her up, but before the visit to doctors drove to his apartment. There her nephew is found murdered.
on Wednesday, said the website of the UOC-MP, without regaining consciousness, at the 41st year of life died Kyiv priest, rector of the Church of St. Tatiana Obolon deanery of the Roman Nikolaev, who on the night of July 26 unidentified in Kiev twice shot in the head. One of the reasons for the attacks is called the visit room thieves, however, the media reported that this version is not confirmed, because the cleric didn't kidnapped.