On the morning of August 15, 2023, the police and several people with the help of a grinder, a sledgehammer and a crowbar broke open the doors to the 57th building of the Kiev-Pechersk Lavra and went inside. This is published by Lavra Live.
It also became known that after the police broke the locks and entered the blocked buildings, document checks began there. So far, no one seals the hotel buildings and people are not expelled from there, Politics Strana reports.
For the monks, a special access regime was introduced – they can be on the territory of the Lavra, but if they go beyond the territory of the monastery, then they are no longer allowed back.