The Security Service of Ukraine completed counter-intelligence measures at the UOC (MP) facilities located in the Kherson, Cherkasy, Zhytomyr and Volyn regions.
In the message of the Ukrainian special service in the Telegram channel on Thursday, it is stated that during the capture of Kherson, the local archimandrite - the abbot of the Dormition Cathedral was present in the Kremlin Hall during the announcement of the annexation of four Ukrainian regions, and a few days before the liberation of the city, the priest, accompanied by the Russian invaders, fled to the southern territories of Ukraine.
"On the territory of the cathedral, SSU employees discovered a collection of icons stolen by rioters from the building of the honorary consul of the Republic of Lithuania during the occupation of Kherson. As a result of a further inspection of the church premises, passes written in the name of the "federal adviser of the military-civil administration of the Russian Federation" and the Russian one were found. And they received them this year during the occupation of Kherson by the Rashists," the message emphasizes.
The SSU specifies that criminal proceedings have been opened based on these facts under Part 2 of Art. 111 (treason committed under martial law) of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.
In addition, as the SBU informs, a flag of the so-called "New Russia" and a library with propaganda literature by Russian authors were discovered in the Krasnohorsk Sviato-Pokrovsky Convent in Cherkasy Oblast.
"And on the territory of the men's monastery of the Ovrutsk-Korosten diocese and the Skit in the Zhytomyr region, former criminal criminals who maintain contact with Russian subscribers were exposed. These contacts are checked by the SSU," the special service reports.
In another monastery of the Zhytomyr region, according to the SBU, a person was found who has been on the national wanted list since 2020 as a missing person.
Also, according to the SSU report, during the inspection of the premises of the Saint Nicholas Monastery in Miletsky, texts of prayers for the aggressor country and Russian "textbooks" were found, in which the Kremlin regime is praised.