An Orthodox priest stubbed in Ukraine

October 27, 2015. In Darnytskyi (Kiev, Ukraine), Archpriest Dmitriy Plotnikov was the victim of a 40 year-old woman who attacked against him by knife, as the information service of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate) reports.

In the morning, she went to the chapel. After standing for a while, she suddenly started throwing stones. A priest made remarks to her about her actions and as a reaction, she took a knife and stubbed him on his hand. Taking advantage of the panic audience, she disappeared from the chapel. The police of Darnytsa arrived to make investigations and an ambulance. The doctors provided the necessary medical care to the priest and today Father Dimitri is in satisfactory condition.

The police identified the 40 year-old woman and according to the Criminal Code of Ukraine, she faces up one year of corrective labour.

The Ukrainian Orthodox Church expresses its deep concern about the increase of attacks against the priest who are under its jurisdiction.

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