On August 11, two buildings with people inside were sealed in the Kiev-Pechersk Lavra. The reason was the decree of the Reserve, according to which outsiders are not allowed into the Lavra. Law enforcement officers warned the parishioners of the UOC that they could only leave the buildings, but they would not be able to return. And so the parishioners of the UOC closed in buildings 54 and 58 of the monastery, Politika Strany reports.
“The policemen warned the monks that we should be on the territory of the Lavra, if we leave it, they will not let us back. No one is blocking the buildings for the life of monks yet, but there were a lot of pilgrims from all over Ukraine on the territory of the Lavra, and since yesterday evening they have not been able to get into the rooms where many have been living for several years,” says one of the monks.
Now people have been in blocked buildings since the morning and read prayers, and many policemen continue to be on duty on the territory.