During the occupation of the Crimea FSB trying to recruit priests of the UOC (KP)

Archbishop of Simferopol
Archbishop of Simferopol

A priest of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church Kiev Patriarchate annexed Crimea exerted psychological pressure from the FSB of the Russian Federation. On this edition reports “Krym.Realiyi” referring to the Archbishop of Simferopol and Crimea Clement.
“I know that some priests were forced to sign papers on cooperation with the FSB. Far we go back in communist times, when the KGB had an impact on the priests,” – said my father.
According to Bishop, the main issues of interest to members of the FSB, relating to the activities of Clement, his circle of contacts, plans, routes of travel. However, despite the situation, Archbishop of Simferopol and Crimea has no plans to leave the peninsula. He said: “I will not voluntarily leave the Crimea. Firstly, here is my flock, and secondly, I – indigenous krymchaninu. Thirdly, I have no blessing. Whatever has been done over the years – made my hands hands and my parishioners, throw it all at the mercy of the spiritual would be a crime. ”
Journalists’ Krym.Realiyi “reminds of the 15 priests of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church Kiev Patriarchate in Crimea now have only nine.
Today punitive occupation authorities arrested Crimean activist Lisa Bogutska.

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