Dnepr court gives the UOC temple to a businessman. Now he wants to grab the land.

June 14, 2017 - A businessman named Mr. Polatsky sued the canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church (UOC) in the city of Alexandria, Kirovograd region. He is now insisting that the Church of the Nativity of Christ is the property of his son. Moreover, he wants to take away the land, which was transferred to the community of the UOC for permanent use.

Mr. Polyatsky presented the Alexandrian eparchy of the UOC “an extract from the State Register of Property Rights for Real Estate on the Registration of Rights and Restrictions”, according to which the church and other structures belong to his son on the basis of a gift agreement. In turn, the church was given to Polatsky by the decision of the industrial district court of the city of Dnepr (judge – V. Moroz). The trial on this issue lasted for six days.

The eparchy told the UOJ that representatives of the religious community were not present at the hearings, since they were not notified about the proceedings.

On the site of the City Council of Alexandria, a draft decision appeared, according to which the land plot is taken away from the community and transferred to Polyatsky for a 49 year lease.

The community of the UOC appealed the decision of the court and wrote an Appeal to the mayor of the city of S. Tsapyuk and the elected deputies.

The construction of the temple in Alexandriya’s Pobeda microdistrict began in 2011, when the local administration allocated a plot of land to the UOC community for permanent use. Three years ago, the construction of the church in honor of the Nativity of Christ was finished with the help of the above-mentioned businessman, Anatoly Polyatsky.

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