Head of Russian Orthodox Church diocese in Vinnytsia to stand trial

10 January, 03:16 PM
The priest faces up to eight years in prison (Photo:SBU)

The priest faces up to eight years in prison (Photo:SBU)

The Metropolitan of the Vinnytsia Diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church has been charged with publicly justifying armed Russian aggression, Ukraine's SBU security service reported on Jan. 10.

"A person involved in criminal proceedings had distributed Russian propaganda leaflets, where he called the faithful to seize power and change Ukrainian borders,” the SBU said.

SBU
Photo: SBU
SBU
Photo: SBU
SBU
Photo: SBU

“Also, he had published materials in support of Russian occupiers and their war crimes.”

According to the SBU, they have completed their investigation into the matter and have submitted the relevant documents to court.

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The alleged collaborator faces up to 8 years of prison, if found guilty.

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