With searches, Ukraine focuses suspicion on Orthodox clergy | PA

With searches, Ukraine focuses suspicion on Orthodox clergy |  PA

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) β€” An investigation into a centuries-old monastic complex in the Ukrainian capital and other religious sites has underscored Ukrainian authorities’ suspicions of some Orthodox Christian clerics they view as loyal to Russia despite the war in Ukraine. nine months of Moscow against the country. .

The search by security service and police personnel at the Pechersk Lavra monastery, one of the most revered Orthodox sites in Kyiv, was unusual but did not occur in isolation.

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