The police opened criminal proceedings against the appeals of Nazariy Kishak, adviser to the city mayor of Ivano-Frankivsk, who demanded on Facebook “to clean up all Moscow monasteries, because there will be a stab in the back,” reports RP.
The official did not like the activities of the diocese of the canonical UOC in Ivano-Frankivsk, which, as previously reported, is suing for the right to rent premises in the city.
“The fifth column and all sorts of incomprehensible deputies, such as Medvedchuk, and incomprehensible under-patriots are people who see themselves and the lands as part of Russia. We must clean up all the pro-Moscow monasteries, where pro-Russian saboteurs-psychologists are located, who pour cotton wool into our brains with our Ukrainian,” Kishak called.
On April 27, the investigative department of the Ivano-Frankivsk RUE GUNP in Ivano-Frankivsk region opened criminal proceedings on the grounds of a criminal offense under Part 2 of Article 161 of the Criminal Code (intentional actions aimed at inciting ethnic, racial or religious hatred and hatred).
“I found out that criminal proceedings have been opened against me in relation to my post on Facebook in April. I do not give up my words written in the post. There was no attempt to insult or defame the religious side in any way. Access to various information is broad and free. Why such a precedent has arisen and what I am accused of – I do not understand! That I am an ATO and a volunteer? That I am defending the country from the aggressor? .. I am a person with a clear civic position, concerned about the activities of churches and monasteries under the jurisdiction of the Moscow Patriarchate”, – the official of the Ivano-Frankivsk city council was upset.
After the opening of the criminal proceedings, it turned out that he “did not mean anything like that” and was outraged because the police “stepped on his freedom of speech.”
According to the law, a person accused of a crime faces a fine from 500 to 1000 non-taxable minimum incomes of citizens or imprisonment for a term of 2 to 5 years with the deprivation of the right to hold certain positions or engage in certain activities for up to 3 years.