Search of the Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra: what the SBU found

Millions of cash in hryvnias, dollars and rubles were found in the Lavra.

During the search of the Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra and other premises UOC (MP) law enforcement officers found millions of cash, pro-Russian literature and dubious Russian citizens.

This was reported on November 23 in Security Service of Ukraine.

In general it was more than 350 church buildings and 850 people were checked in Kyiv and Rivne region. More than 50 people underwent in-depth counterintelligence interviewsin particular using a polygraph. Among them were not only citizens of Ukraine, but also foreigners, in particular Mrresidents of the Russian Federation who were on the territory of the objects.

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Some of them during document verification provided passports and military tickets of the USSRin general did not have original documentsbut only their copies, or had passports of citizens of Ukraine with signs of forgery or damage

Also a 32-year-old citizen of Ukraine was on the territory of the Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra. The SBU noted that he may be involved in illegal activities in our country of the pro-Russian information agency “Antvan”.

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At the same time, he is a representative of the owner of the Russian company of the same name “ANTVAN GROUP” – a citizen of the Russian Federation O.V. Orlov, who owned a number of land plots and public catering establishments in Ukraine. This is it for now the property was seized as part of criminal proceedings.

In addition, during the security measures, the following were found:

  • pro-Russian literaturewhich is used during studies in the seminary and parochial schools, in particular for the propaganda of “Russian Peace”;
  • cash in the total amount of more than 2 million UAH, more than 100 thousand US dollars and several thousand Russian rubles.
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Scandal in the Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra

We will remind, recently a scandal broke out in the Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra. A song glorifying Russia was played in one of the churches, which is supposedly waking up. A video in which parishioners sing and pray to the Mother of God and glorify Russia, got into the network.

In the UOC MP first stated that the video is fake. However, later the governor of the Lavra, Metropolitan Pavlo was forced to confirm that the video is indeed authentic. He explained that the women sang after the service, and the priest simply did not care. After this he was removed from liturgies and prayers.

Later on the scandal in the laurel responded Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyi. He said that in connection with the incident a criminal case was opened.

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