Scandals, crime

  • 4 April 2019, 11:45 | Scandals, crime | 

    SBU detain men who desecrated church by order from Russians

    SBU officers have identified the perpetrators who defiled the facade of the Church of the Holy Great Martyr Demetrius and the Martyr Nestor of Thessalonians in Lutsk, following an order from Russians.

  • 13 February 2019, 11:13 | Scandals, crime | 

    State attorneys respond to threatening text messages to clergymen of OCU in Zhytomyr Region

    Investigation into the practice of pressure on priests who move to the Orthodox Church of Ukraine was initiated in Zhytomyr. UNIAN learned about this in the press service of the Prosecutor's Office of Zhytomyr Region.

  • 9 February 2019, 22:32 | Scandals, crime | 

    Russian intel offering Ukrainians US$2,000 for setting on fire churches of former Moscow Patriarchate

    Russian spies and Moscow-controlled "security services" in the occupied parts of Donbas have been working to recruit Ukrainian nationals who would commit arson attacks on temples operated by Orthodox priests of what was until recently called the Moscow Patriarchate.

  • 8 February 2019, 12:03 | Scandals, crime | 

    UOC-MP Metropolitan asked Putin to pardon Russian criminal leader

    The real purpose of the visit of Metropolitan Varfolomiy of Rivne and Ostroh of the UOC-Moscow Patriarchate to Moscow was not to participate in the events of the 10th anniversary of Patriarch Kirill's enthronement, but a meeting with the President of the Russian Federation in order to request pardon for a head of one of the most influential Russian gangs Finagin Sergei Viktorovich, dubbed in the criminal world as “Fin”), a leader of the criminal Kingisepp group, which arose in 1992 in Moscow. This is reported by the site Rivnenski Novyny (Rivne news) with a link to

  • 22 January 2019, 15:52 | Scandals, crime | 

    US hooligans detained in Uman after breaking Jesus sculpture’s feet

    On January 21, at the request of the Uman local prosecutor's office, the Uman district court ordered a custodial security measure for two US citizens, who on January 19 partially destroyed the gypsum sculpture of Jesus Christ on the shore near the Megometr plant, reports.

  • 16 January 2019, 12:12 | Scandals, crime | 

    Village council chairman held hostage by UOC MP priest supported by unknown persons in Volyn region

    Unknown persons led by a clergyman of the UOC-MP have blocked the chairman and the secretary in the village council premises in the village of Bronnitsy, Kamin-Kashirsky District, in Volyn. They demand to see the lists of people who voted for their parish to change jurisdiction to the Orthodox Church of Ukraine.

  • 21 November 2018, 15:59 | Scandals, crime | 

    Activists: Surrogate alcohol found in two monasteries of UOC (MP) near Odessa

    In Odessa, local activists raided the Holy Assumption and St Iveron monastery of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate), where they discovered that church shops sell wine without excise stamps and labels. This is reported on Facebook by representatives of the public organization Lustration Odesa, according to

  • 15 November 2018, 10:03 | Scandals, crime | 

    Provocators attempt to set St Andrew’s Church in Kyiv on fire

    On November 15, at around 7:20 in the morning, unknown persons threw Molotov cocktails at the door of the foundation floor of St. Andrew Church. The fire did not develop, damage was not done. A priest of the Kyivan Patriarchate, the commandant of the building, was attacked with a gas cartridge.

  • 30 October 2018, 14:03 | Scandals, crime | 

    Provocators who desecrated synagogues, cemeteries and monuments brought to trial in Kyiv

    The Pechersk District Court of Kyiv has opened proceedings in a case of the participants of an organized criminal group suspected of committing a series of xenophobic crimes, in particular, anti-Semitic ones. This is reported by Jews of Eurasia website.

  • 15 October 2018, 09:29 | Scandals, crime | 

    On the Feast of Intercession, police detained over a hundred of youths in Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra

    Men in sportswear were arrested by the police on the territory of the Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra. According to people familiar with the matter, there were over 100 people detained. The Pechersk police station confirmed it to a TV channel.

  • 16 August 2018, 11:18 | Scandals, crime | 

    Bishop who allegedly planned to kill Patriarch Filaret may receive a prison sentence of three to seven years

    Shevchenkivsky District Court of Kyiv seized a pepper-spray cartridge with tear gas Peretz 1-B, which former Bishop Sebastian (secular name Mykhailo Wozniak) used at the residence of Patriarch Filaret of Kyiv and All Rus-Ukraine. This is reported by Glavkom with reference to the court's ruling of July 27.

  • 20 June 2018, 13:54 | Scandals, crime | 

    Danger of Dognal Sect Returning to Ukraine

    The Dognal group,known as “Ukrainian True-Believing Greek-Catholic Church” is an unregistered sect that pretends to be the official and true Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Church. It is actually a sect controlled by an excommunicated Roman Catholic priest, Antonin Dognal, self-proclaimed patriarch and citizen of Czech Republic.

  • 26 December 2017, 11:47 | Scandals, crime | 

    Anti-Semitic slogans painted on 3 Jewish buildings in Odessa, Ukraine

  • 19 October 2017, 11:43 | Scandals, crime | 

    A wonderworking icon stolen in Khmelnytsk region

  • 19 October 2017, 11:31 | Scandals, crime | 

    A man who beat a Jehovah’s Witness brought to court in Ternopil region

    This is stated in the verdict of Husyatyn District Court of September 29, 2017. According to the case file, the incident occurred on June 15 in the village of Tudorov, Husyatyn District.

  • 20 September 2017, 11:54 | Scandals, crime | 

    Hasidi drug couriers detained in Uman

    On Tuesday, September 19, Ukrainian policemen in Ukraine together with their Israeli colleagues detained drug traffickers from Israel in Uman, Cherkasy region. Deputy head of the State Police Main Department in Cherkasy Viktor Ivanko wrote it on his Facebook page.

  • 6 September 2017, 14:44 | Protests and conflicts

    UOC-MP files complaint with OSCE on persecutions of believers in Kotyuzhyny

    A meeting of representatives of the religious community of the UOC-MP in the village of Kotyuzhyny in Ternopil region led by their pastor with the representatives of the OSCE monitoring mission in Ukraine, took place on September 5 on the premises of the village council of Velyky Viknyny, Zbarazhsky district.

  • 11 July 2017, 12:30 | Scandals, crime | 

    Vandals destroyed gravestones in the yard of UOC-MP church in Uman

    On July 10, in Uman unknown attackers destroyed the gravestones in the territory of the Assumption Church of the UOC (MP) and damaged the rector’s car.

  • 12 June 2017, 10:29 | Scandals, crime

    Amusement Park opens in Kamyanets-Podilsky at a Jewish cemetery

    In Kamyanets-Podilsky, in the cemetery in the neighborhood “October” where 23,000 Jews are buried, an amusement park was opened. It was reported by VAAD.

  • 25 April 2017, 19:08 | Scandals, crime

    Police found ‘Book of the Apostles’ stolen from Vernadsky library

    In Kyiv, CID officers arrested gang members who stole from Vernadsky National Library Ivan Fedorov’s old printed Books of the Apostles. This was reported by TV 112 Ukraine citing a source in the police.