Provocation of radicals near Tithes Orthodox Monastery near Kiev
A small group of right-wing radicals came to the walls of the Tithes Monastery of the Nativity of the Theotokos to arrange a “performance”. The radicals posted a video about their action on their Facebook page.
The activists lit flares and started shouting “Get FSB out of Ukraine!”, “Crimea is ours!”, “Glory to the nation – death to enemies!”
A clergyman, who followed the shouts, was questioned if he knew that on March 18 was the anniversary of the occupation of the Crimea.
Hearing in reply that the priest considered the Crimea Ukrainian, they began to accuse his “colleagues”, in particular the viceroy of the Kiev-Pechersk Lavra, Metropolitan Pavel of Vyshgorod and Chernobyl, that he does not consider the Crimea Ukrainian, but they failed to repeat what Vladyka Pavel said.
When asked about the purpose of their arrival, they said that the monastery was built without documents, and when they heard that there were documents, they began to assert that they had been received illegally not so long before.
Eventually, radicals withdrew, under the pretext of the frost and seeing parishioners gathering at the monastery.
The question of the legitimacy of the construction of the Tithes Church in Kiev has been commented not once by the head of the Legal Department of the UOC, Protopriest Alexander Bakhov, who showed the documents on the basis of which the temple was built.
On January 25, radicals from S14 tried to break into the Tithes Monastery, and at night attempted to commit arson. On February 3, about 200 radicals held a protest near the walls of the monastery, threatening to dismantle the temple. More than three thousand Orthodox Kiev residents came to support the monastery’s brethren that day.