The national guard and riot police blocked the movement of the procession of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate on the streets of Kiev. The corresponding order was given by the Minister of internal Affairs Arsen Avakov.
Arsen Avakov said on his page on Facebook that morning on the route of the procession were found dummy min and real combat bookmark with grenades”. The Minister noted that these findings left no doubt in the reality of threats and provocations”.
“In order to prevent possible terrorist threats and provocations around the procession of the Orthodox Church, I was instructed to interfere in the order announced by the organizers”, – Avakov wrote, noting that “security is above religious rituals.“
Earlier Tuesday, the adviser to the interior Minister, Verkhovna Rada Deputy Anton Gerashchenko said that the dog was discovered at the roadside along the route of the procession in Kiev Svyatoshinsky district of the region two dummy explosive devices, and two tabs grenades with smoke bombs.
Ukrainian religious procession, which aims to call for peace, launched on 9 July in the West of Ukraine Pochayiv Lavra, and on 3 July in the East of the Holy Dormition Svyatogorsk Lavra. Wednesday, July 27, on the eve of the celebration of the Baptism of Russia, both columns should meet in Kiev and together go to the Kiev-Pechersk Lavra for a joint festive Liturgy.
The administration of some cities, for example, Boryspil, forbade the columns of the believers to pass through its territory. The members of the extremist group UNA-UNSO (banned in Russia) arranged in the path of a few pickets, the faithful threw eggs and shouted insults.
A day earlier, banned in Russia, the radical organization “Right sector” declared intention to observe the order during the procession, as the organizers of the Church procession supposedly going to riot in the center of Kiev.Related posts: