Searches at Moscow Patriarchate buildings: SBU finds pro-Russian propaganda literature
The SBU found cash worth over 2m hryvnyas, over 100,000 US dollars and several thousand Russian rubles.
This was reported by the Ukrainian press service.
On the eve, the SBU, in cooperation with officers of the National Police and the National Guard, thoroughly checked more than 350 church buildings and 850 people.
In the course of the search activities they found:
- pro-Russian literature used in seminary and parochial schools, including to promote the "Russian world";
- cash worth more than 2 million UAH, more than 100 thousand US dollars and several thousand Russian rubles.
In addition, the special services found about 50 people with whom in-depth counterintelligence interviews were conducted. Among them were not only Ukrainian citizens, but also foreigners, including Russian citizens, who were in the facilities.
Some of them presented passports and military cards of the USSR during document checks, had no original documents at all, only copies of them, or had passports of Ukrainian citizens with signs of forgery or damage. Now an in-depth check is being carried out on them, the special service said.
It should be recalled that the day before, the SBU had conducted searches in Kiev Pechersk Lavra and other buildings belonging to the Moscow patriarchate