Icons from the XVIII stolen from a church in the Vinnitsa region (Ukraine)
June 14, 2017 – Three icons have been stolen in the village of Kalitinka, Vinnitsa region, from the Saint-Dmitry church of the canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church.
The theft was reported by the Rector of the church. According to the report, unknown individuals broke into the church, breaking the wooden window preemptively. They proceeded to steal icons of Saint Nicholas, an icon of the Head of John the Baptist and the Myrrh bearers.
One icon has already faced an attempt of theft. In the 1990’s, certain evildoers attempted to sell it out of the country, but the customs service apprehended the criminals.
The assailants are currently being searched for by the police.