In one Donetsk region alone, the Russians destroyed 43 religious buildings during the three months of the war, most of which belonged to the UOC-MP.
Source : Pavlo Kyrylenko , head of the Donetsk Regional State Administration, in Telegram
Kyrylenko’s direct speech : “Yesterday, as a result of the shelling of Svyatogorsk, the All Saints Hermitage of the Svyatogorsk Lavra burned down, but this is not the first religious building destroyed by the Russians.
In Svyatogorsk alone, which unites three monuments of architecture and culture, the Russians damaged the historical and architectural museum, destroyed a church, two hermitages and two buildings of the Svyatogorsk Lavra, killing four monks.
In all, the Russians have destroyed or damaged at least 43 religious buildings in the region – the vast majority of which belonged to the Moscow Patriarchate. “
Details : Kyrylenko is convinced that these shellings are a deliberate destruction of any manifestations of Ukrainian culture.
What preceded : In the Donetsk region on Saturday, a large-scale fire engulfed the All Saints Hermitage of the Holy Dormition Svyatogorsk Lavra. The UOC-MP stated that this happened ” as a result of hostilities .”
In this regard, President Volodymyr Zelensky called on the United Nations and UNESCO to expel Russia from its ranks as a terrorist state that destroys historical monuments and social infrastructure in Ukraine.
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