The door of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate in Kryvyi Rih was set on fire with the help of an incendiary mixture, the press service of the UOC-MP reports.
This happened on February 15 at around 19:30.
“Vandals tried to burn the temple with the help of an incendiary mixture, which led to a fire and serious damage to the central entrance doors and the icon of the Ascension of the Lord," as said in a statement.
Policemen began a pre-judicial investigation on p. 2 Art. 194 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine ("Intentional damage to property by arson").
Earlier the special services of Russia tried to destabilize the religious situation in Ukraine. They offered money to people who could set fire to the church buildings of the Moscow Patriarchate. Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) has reported it on Facebook.
The Security Service has managed to establish that the Russian special services are looking for people who can set fire to the church buildings of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Moscow Patriarchate (UOC-MP). They offered $ 2,000 for the arson, which they promised to transfer to a card account opened in one of the Ukrainian banks.
The Russian special services promised to send money only after they see the video.
The message says that you need to draw one of the proposed symbols on the building and start shooting so that they can see the moment of fire. Russian special services needed only 10 seconds of video of the temple on fire. They emphasize that this should be only the church of the Moscow Patriarchate, and which one is unimportant.
The customer requires from executor to come to the place with the phone, but without a SIM card. At the same time, they are asked to put the phone in airplane mode so that it does not accidentally connect to Wi-Fi.
Employees of the Ukrainian Security Service claim that the recruitment of people is still ongoing.