Archbishop of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine Clement was handed a resolution on the demolition of the church in occupied Evpatoria
The occupying bailiffs handed over to the Archbishop of the Crimean Eparchy of the OCU Clement a decision to demolish the church in occupied Evpatoria on the day of the 20th anniversary of the archbishop's spiritual dignity.
He told this to Crimea Realia.
"Today is the 20th anniversary of my ordination as a bishop. 20 years ago I was ordained a bishop and appointed head of the Crimean diocese. On this anniversary day, the bailiffs brought me an order to demolish the church in Evpatoria", - Kliment said.
It is noted that the archbishop received a resolution to open enforcement proceedings, dated May 15. It states that the Crimean eparchy of the OCU undertakes to dismantle the erected building in occupied Evpatoria at Internatsionalnaya Street ,133 within a month from the date of entry into force of the court decision.
What is known
- The defense announced its intention to file a review of the decision of the occupation court in Crimea, which ordered the Orthodox Church of Ukraine to demolish the church in Evpatoria.
- The Representation of the President of Ukraine in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea condemned the decision of the Russian court. Archbishop Evstratiy (Zorya) of Chernihiv and Nizhyn also spoke out against it.
- According to Kliment, construction began before 2014 and the OCU has the relevant documents for the temple. Thus in the statement of claim it is said that in OCU there are no documents for construction of a temple on the specified site.
- On September 24, the occupation ministry of the Crimean Ministry of Justice denied registration to a Ukrainian Orthodox parish on the peninsula for the third time.
- A judge of the Southern District Military Court granted the request of lawyer Nazim Sheikhmbametov and allowed Archbishop of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine Kliment to become a public defender of pro-Ukrainian activist Oleg Prykhodko.
- Archbishop Clement is the head of the Orthodox mission to help victims of human rights violations and persons deprived of their liberty.