The Kyiv Prosecutor’s office starts special preliminary investigation against the former Archpriest of the Donetsk Svyato-Iversky women’s monastery of the UOC-MP who was directing the artillery fire of the militants DND. About it reports a press-service of capital Prosecutor’s office.

The Pechersky district court of Kyiv has satisfied the corresponding petition of the Prosecutor’s office.

The investigation revealed that in January 2015 the priest, while in Makiivka, Donetsk region, received from an unidentified person the coordinates of the location of divisions of the Ukrainian armed forces near the village of mykolaivka, and later handed them over to the terrorists of DNR.

On the same day, the artillery unit military unit APU, which is based in the area of Nikolayevka, was three times fired by terrorists, saying the Prosecutor’s office.

On this fact the investigative Department of GU SBU in Kiev and Kiev region is carried out pre-trial investigation under part 1 of article 258-3 (assistance to the activities of a terrorist group or terrorist organization) of the criminal code.

In Prosecutor’s office noted that currently received the decision of the Pechersk court of Kyiv for permission to detention of the cleric to participate in the consideration of the petition for election to it measures of restraint in form of detention.

The sanction of part 1 article 258-3 of the criminal code prescribes punishment in the form of imprisonment for the term from 8 till 15 years with confiscation of property or without it.

In January 2016 in an interview with the head of the UOC-MP, Metropolitan Onufry said that Russia annexed the Crimea he “disappeared” from Ukraine and Donbass “moribund”.

The priest of the UOC-MP was directing the fire fighters of DNR – office of public Prosecutor 17.08.2016

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