Donetsk, May 9, 2014
A priest has been shot dead in the Donetsk region of the Ukraine. This fact has been confirmed by the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate, reports RT.
A representative of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church has explained that there is only a confirmation of killing of the priest for now, but it is not clear at which roadblock the incident happened, reports Interfax. The name of the killed priest was Fr. Paul, specifies the agency's interlocutor.
Earlier local online editions and Orthodox activists reported that the Priest of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate Paul Zhuchenko had been killed near one roadblock in the Donetsk region.
The 40-year-old Fr. Paul Zhuchenko was shot dead as he was driving his vehicle on the highway between the towns of Druzhkivka and Kostiantinivka in the night from Thursday to Friday, reports Pravoslavie v Ukraine.