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Attempted Storming of Ukrainian Orthodox Church by OCU Supporters in Dolzhok Village


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Moscow, August 20 – Supporters of the “OCU” Attempt to Storm Ukrainian Orthodox Church

According to the website of the Union of Orthodox Journalists, supporters of the schismatic structure of the “OCU” tried to storm the temple of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church in the village of Dolzhok, Kamenetz-Podolsk district, Khmelnytsky region. This village is where the religious procession to the Dormition Pochaev Lavra begins every year.

Attempted Seizure of the Church of the Nativity of the Virgin

On August 20, 2023, OCU supporters in the Kamyanets-Podilsky suburb, Dolzhok village, attempted to seize the Church of the Nativity of the Virgin, as reported by the Union of Orthodox Journalists.

Unassociated Individuals Gathered at the Temple

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Several dozen individuals not associated with the temple’s religious community arrived at the temple on Sunday evening while the faithful were reciting an akai, according to the website.

Agitators Hang Putin’s Image on Temple Gates

Several activists who had previously participated in an attempt to seize a cathedral in the city of Kamenetz-Podolsky tried to hang a poster with Putin’s image on the closed gates of the temple, as mentioned on the website.

Failed Attempts to Break Down the Temple Gate

The agitators made several attempts to break down the temple gate, but were unsuccessful. The Union of Orthodox Journalists asserted that the Temple community was inside the temple’s territory, while the OCU supporters were outside the temple fence. The activists called on the police to regulate their entry into the church.

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