Interfax: Far-right groups threaten Kyiv region priest with reprisals

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MOSCOW. Aug 15 (Interfax) – Members of far-right groups disrupted a religious service being conducted by Priest Volodymyr Navozenko at the Church of the Holy Intercession in the village of Chervona Motovylivka outside of Kyiv.

A video posted on YouTube shows several dozen people entering the church holding Ukrainian flags and symbols of the far-right party Svoboda (Freedom) and the Radical Party led by Ukrainian MP Oleh Lyashko.

They insulted Father Volodymyr, accused him of “supporting the terrorists” and Russia and threatened to punish him for that. The nationalists gave him one week to leave the village.

One of the women who came together with the nationalists threw red paint at the priest, yelling “the blood of my brothers is on your hands”.

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