Krivoy Rog, Ukraine, February 18, 2019
Unknown vandals set fire to a church of the canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church and desecrated the walls with Nazi inscriptions on Friday on the Great Feast of the Meeting of the Lord, reports the press service of the Krivoy Rog Diocese.
The criminals set fire to the church with the help of an incendiary mixture, leading to serious damage to the front doors and the icon of the Ascension above the doors.
The vandals also left the inscription 14/88 on the walls, which is a well-known slogan used by radical Nazi movements throughout the world, which are very active in Ukraine. Such attacks from schismatics and nationalists in Ukraine have become more frequent since the Patriarchate of Constantinople created a new church in December and January, ignoring the canonical Church in Ukraine.
The police have opened a case under the article “Intentional destruction or damage to property,” the Union of Orthodox Journalists reports.
Two churches in Zaporozhye were also recently vandalized with Nazi symbols.
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