The battery case against an Orthodox priest is closed again

October 6, 2015. On 18th March 2015, the Archpriest Rostislav Sapozhnyka, prior to the Church of Holy Cross in Uhryniv (Ukraine), was victim of battery as the Information and Analytics website of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church reports. The Archpriest was injured and for this reason he sued the attackers to the police. The police decided to close the case on 1st October 2015.

The document of the 1st October falsely presents that the mentioned priest wanted to leave the Canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate) and to enter the Kiev Patriarchate’s jurisdiction. Moreover, there appeared a new document in the case which refers to new circumstances which are in contradiction to the first document written by the police just after the crime. The initial document presents that the attacker was holding a stick and was shaking it over his head in a threatening way, while the recent document describes that the attacker was only shaking his hand on the level of chest.

new document from the 1st of October 2015

first document from the 30th of April 2015

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