Rivne region authorities refuses UOC to allocate land for children’s rehabilitation centre

June 15, 2017 At an extraordinary session of the Kvasilov village council, many deputies abstained from voting for the allocation of land for the construction of the spiritual centre of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church. Thus, the village head’s order, taken under pressure, “on suspending the execution of the decision to allocate the land plot” was left in force.

The Rivne diocese of the UOC is planning to build a spiritual and educational centre in Kvasilov to provide social and spiritual assistance to children and young people with special needs.

The village council of Kvasilov of the Rivne region at first decided to meet the request of the Rivne diocese of the UOC and allocate a land plot. On May 24, 2017, the deputies almost unanimously decided to allocate land.

Later, the chairman of the village council suspended the decision, since on June 9 picketers arrived at the session of the village council, among whom were non-local people and people in camouflage. They demanded to completely abolish the decision to allocate land for the construction of the spiritual and educational centre.

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