The head of the Synodal information Department of the Moscow Patriarchate Vladimir Legoyda tried to convince Kiev to investigate the participation of police in violence against the faithful in the process of conflict over rural Church in Ternopil region.
"Disappointment is the fact that participation in the violent action was attended not only Empowered the radical militant groups and uncanonical" Kyiv Patriarchate ", but also Employees of the Ukrainian militia ", – the expression quoted the messenger of the ROC of the Moscow Patriarchate's website.
According to the head of the Synodal Department, in the collision was seriously injured and damaged about 20 community members of the canonical Church, defended the Church of St. George, including his pastor, Archpriest Gregory Kazmiruk." the use of force against the parishioners and clergy of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church from radical nationalists and sectarians was, unfortunately, over the past year and a half almost commonplace, however, participation in such blatantly illegal actions of militiamen – this is a very bad news ", – Legoyda said. He expressed hope that the leadership of the Ukrainian police to take immediate action to employees participating in the tyranny, destructive of civil peace. The Commissioner reminded the ROC that the temple of the Holy GreatMartyr George in the village of Katerynivka, Kremenets Raion, Ternopil oblast of Ukraine has already many times suffered attacks from authorized radical nationalist forces and schismatic groups." Fighting, injuries and the opening of criminal proceedings on the first day of the week over a dispute over Church parishioners between Kiev and supporters of Moscow Patriarchate in the village of Katerynivka Kremenets district " – notified on the Internet office of the Ministry of internal Affairs of Ukraine in the Ternopil region. To localize the conflict only happened by midnight, several policemen were injured. On this fact initiated criminal proceedings under part 2 St. 345 criminal code of Ukraine (Threat or violence concerning the employee of law enforcement body ".