Category Archives: physical assault

UN Human Rights Council discusses violation of the rights of UOC believers

24 September 2019. The NGO “Public Advocacy” organized the hotel event “Religious Freedom Today: Orthodox Churches of Ukraine, Montenegro, North Macedonia” during the 42nd session of the UN Human Rights Council, reports the website of the human rights organization. During the event, UN representatives were presented with packages of documents on violations of the rights of Christians in Ukraine, Montenegro, North […]

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Attempt made to burn the family of UOC cleric alive and later to shoot them

19 September, 2019, in the village of Pershotravnevoe, Zmiev District, Kharkov Region (Ukraine), a local resident tried to burn alive the clergyman of Izium Eparchy of the UOC, Archpriest Leonid Pobigaylenko, and his family. This was reported on the website of Objective media group . The offender set fire to the house, barn and car of Archpriest Leonid at night, […]

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In Bobly, OCU members cut down church locks and beat believers

12 August 2019. On Sunday, August 11, 2019, representatives of the Orthodox Church, illegally entered the Holy Protection Church in the village of Bobly of the Turiisk district, Volyn region, and made a fight directly in the church, reports the UOC Information and Education Department. According to Archpriest Vitaly Duda, the Dean of the Turiisk Deanery of the Vladimir-Volynsky Epacrhy, […]

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In Galuzintsy, radicals beat priest and police while storming UOC temple

11 August 2019. In Galuzintsy, several people, including a priest and police officers, were injured by the right-wing radicals, attempting to seize the church of the UOC. On August 11, 2019, in the village of Galuzintsy of the Derazhnia district, Khmelnitsky region, a group of radicals attacked an Orthodox priest and representatives of the local police while trying to seize […]

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