Ukrainian Mayor Accuses Kiev of Killing Monks and Burning Orthodox Monastery, Defects to Russia (Video)

Originally appeared at: Global Orthodox

Vladimir Bandura, the Ukrainian mayor of Svyatogorsk, a Donbass town, home to the famous Orthodox monastery – the Svyatogorsk Lavra, has defected to the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR). He appeared in a video claiming the Ukrainian military killed several monks in the Lavra and set fire to a unique wooden cathedral that belonged to the monastery. He said, there was “confirmed information, that the Nazis are killing priests and monks and concealing these facts.”


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