UOC parishioners from the village of Stary Gvozdets of the Ivano-Frankivsk region spoke about the persecutions on behalf of the village authorities and representatives of the Kyiv Patriarchate. The video was published on its channel by the press service of the Ivano-Frankivsk diocese.
A young parishioner of the Holy Assumption Church of the UOC of the village of Stary Gvozdets said that their church was taken by people far from church life.
"When a child, I was taken to this church by my grandmother, and these people never come here, unless at Easter to consecrate Easter cakes in the yard," said the believer.
The former head of the village Culture House said that she had to resign because her faith did not suit the village authorities.
The parishioners reported that they constantly hear threats in their address. Some of them were pushed out of the temple by force.
On November 4, the police took the side of the Kyiv Patriarchate representatives, who seized the Holy Assumption Church.