Disinfo: Ultranationalists stormed an Orthodox church in Western Ukraine

Summary

Ukrainian ultranationalists from the “Right Sector” stormed an Orthodox church and physically abused parishioners in Ivano-Frankivsk, Western Ukraine.

Disproof

The real reason behind the incident around the Holy Trinity Church in Ivano-Frankivsk region on September 28 was the decision to hand over one of the buildings located near the church to the musical school. According to a statement made by the press-service of Ivano-Frankivsk Police, the assembly’s decision was followed by the confrontation between the representatives of the assembly and the local parish. No third party, including «Правий сектор», was engaged in the conflict.

According to the press-service of the Ukrainian Police, “at this point, there is no conflict, including an inter-confessional one… no illegal act has been carried out against any religious organization.”

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Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation, which uses exaggeration to fit common narratives of far right and disrespect for Orthodox Church.

 

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 121
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 29/09/2018
  • Language/target audience: Georgian
  • Country: Ukraine
  • Keywords: Orthodox Church, War in Ukraine
  • Outlet: Politicano
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Disproof

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Disproof

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