SBU conducts authorized investigative actions at Zhytomyr and Ovruch dioceses of the UOC-MP
Following the instructions of Investigation Directorate of Zhytomyr Regional Police Office, SBU officers carry out authorized investigation activity at Zhytomyr and Ovruch dioceses of Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate), under the procedural supervision of Zhytomyr Prosecutor's Office.
In the framework of the criminal proceeding initiated under Article 161 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine and in accordance with the court decisions, law enforcers conducted eight searches in religious buildings, places of residence of certain representatives of these dioceses and in Kyiv-based publishing house, which printed materials to the order of the the UOC-MP.
Pre-trial investigation is under way.
SBU Press Centre
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