A man got into a temple in Kharkiv region through a broken window and robbed the premises. It is reported by the press service of the Kharkiv region police.
A 37-year-old man decided to steal icons from the temple. He knocked out a window, climbed inside and stole 9 icons.
Subsequently, the priors of the temple noticed the loss and went to the police. They detained the man. He had the same stolen items, among which were old wooden icons and coins.
The man did not deny his guilt. The police opened a criminal case; the culpriit faces imprisonment for a term of three to six years. All stolen items were seized from the offender.
Earlier, a 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").