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Ultranationalists stormed an Orthodox church in Western Ukraine

Summary of Disinformation

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


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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Reported in: Issue 121
Date: 29.09.2018
Language: Georgian
Country: Ukraine
Keywords: Orthodox Church, War in Ukraine
Outlet where the disinformation appeared: Politicano
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