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Historic Ukrainian Orthodox Church Firebombed

Unknown attackers firebombed a historic 18th century Ukrainian Orthodox church in Kyiv and assaulted a priest early November 15th, a church spokesman said to reporters.

Cross-border tensions between Ukraine and Russia over Ukraine’s move to institute a national independent church and end end centuries-old ties with the Russian Orthodox Church.

Molotov cocktails were used in the attack, however they failed to explode and no damege was reportedly done to St. Andrew’s church.

Archbishop Yevstraty, the church spokesman, said the attackers used pepper spray on a priest.

“We see that Moscow’s henchmen are dropping clear hints to intimidate representatives of the Ecumenical Patriarch,” Yevstraty said.

(Crusader Journal Staff)

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