One captured by security forces on Wednesday of the priests was transferred to SBU management of the city of Mariupol, another priest and a nun were released, said Deputy head of the headquarters of the militia of the self-proclaimed Donetsk national Republic Eduard Bacurin.
"on the eve of the Ukrainian Military tied father Nikon, father Leonid and mother Tatiana. Tied them in the area of residential settlements Bugas. They were sent to the city of Volnovakha. After the proceedings Matushka Tatiana and father Leonid was released, and my father's Nikon today was transferred to the SBU in the city of Mariupol, " - said Basurin reporters on Thursday.
As stated Yesterday, the state border service of Ukraine, the Ukrainian border guards tied at the checkpoint of entry/exit "Bugas" in the Donetsk region Ukrainian citizen suspected of belonging to illegal armed groups, he was a priest of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate. As reports a press-service of the border service, " the man went on for a time uncontrollable territory."
The Ukrainian authorities began in April last year in the Donbass military operation against dissatisfied with the coup d'etat of residents of the region. According to the summary data of the UN, the victims of the conflict were about 6, 8 thousand people. The settlement of the situation in the Donbass discussed during the meeting in Minsk of the contact group, which since September of last year already took 3 of the document governing the steps to de-escalate the conflict.