Holy Trinity Church, One of the largest ancient temples in Luhansk region damaged by shells during the fighting in the area, said the press service of the international Finance Corporation of the diocese.
"The village of Troitskoe Popasnjanska district, was one of those communities that are heavily damaged at the end of hostilities. Most citizens were left homeless. No One survived the bombardment and Holy Trinity Church. During the last Walls still stood, but the shells crashed through the roof and exploded inside, according to the Internet office of the diocese." The walls of the temple survived, but much split fragments, almost no roof, broken altar and many icons. The temple was destroyed after the February signing of the Minsk agreements...", - the press-service." Holy Trinity Church Is One of the biggest and ancient temples, Lugansk region, survived two wars - the civil and the 2nd world war, and the Soviet government, and today belongs to Severodonetsk-Starobelskii diocese. It was built in 1840, and has the status of a monument of architecture ", - is spoken in the diocese. It also says that in the end combat within the diocese, which was destroyed in the 12 temples and chapels. 3 March claimed the kidnapping by militants of the so-called Ukrainian volunteer battalions of the monk of the Orthodox Holy Dormition Nicholas Saint of the monastery. February 27, Deputy Minister of foreign Affairs Gennady Gatilov said that in the process unleashed by the Kiev military action in the East of Ukraine are destroyed Orthodox churches and monasteries, believers suffer intimidation and bullying from Ukrainian nationalists. Remember, attacks on Orthodox churches in Ukraine for the last time to happen more and more often. One of the latest incidents occurred eleven February. Then the bullies had infiltrated the site of John the Theology of the Church of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate in the village of Demidovka Rivne region of Ukraine and staged a pogrom. January 28, stated about the robbery monastery in the village, Chernivtsi, Rivne oblast in Western Ukraine. January 27 - fire wooden Church of the Moscow Patriarchate. At the end of December last year, the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate announced the capture of 2 temples Rivne diocese, where abode, According to the clerics, fighters Right sector** ". A few strong young men Then cut the door locks and broke into the Church. Let's add, that on the 10th of February, the head of the Department for external Church relations of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate Metropolitan Lugansk he gave to the Council of Europe information About power grabs and attacks on Orthodox churches and tried to convince the international community to protect the rights of believers in Ukraine. The Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation stated that attacks on religious shrines in Ukraine take place with the connivance of Kiev. The Holy Synod of the UOC in the beginning of winter last year addressed to the President Petro Poroshenko "in connection with the crisis situation in the Ukrainian society," noting that at the end of hostilities in the South-East of Ukraine destroyed or damaged nearly 90 churches of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate.
* Organization, with respect to which the court made a valid conclusion About the destruction of, or prohibiting activities on the grounds stipulated by the Federal law "On counteraction to extremist activity"