The capture of the Kiev-Pechersk Lavra is the repressive actions of Kyiv. This was stated by the Patriarch of Moscow and All Rus’ Kirill.
“The work of the commission to search for violations in the activities of the monastery was non-transparent. Its repressive goal – the complete expulsion of monastics from the Lavra – was not hidden by Ukrainian officials, ”the patriarch quotessiteDepartment for External Church Relations of the Moscow Patriarchate. Patriarch Kirill sent an appeal to the primates of the local Orthodox churches, the Pope of Rome, the secretary generals of the UN and the OSCE, and a number of other figures.
Earlier it became known that the monks of the Kiev-Pechersk Lavra were obliged to vacate the building, which is the property of Kyiv. They were given a deadline until March 29, Tsargrad writes . Later, the Ukrainian Orthodox Church stated that there were no legal grounds for the eviction of the monks, RT reports.