The court in Cherkassy sent the head of the Cherkassy diocese of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (UOC), Metropolitan Theodosius (Snigirev) of Cherkasy and Kanev, under house arrest. This was reported on April 12 by the UNN agency.

The hierarch is suspected of inciting sectarian hatred. The measure of restraint was appointed for 60 days.

The court ordered Theodosius to wear an electronic control device, to come to the investigator or prosecutor on the first call and not leave the locality where he lives. He is also obliged to refrain from communicating with witnesses in a criminal case and hand over his passport.

Earlier, on April 1, the Security Service of Ukraine presented suspicion to the governor of the Kiev-Pechersk Lavra, Metropolitan Pavel. He was charged with cooperation with Russia and inciting inter-religious hatred.

The Shevchenko court in Kyiv placed him under house arrest for two months with an electronic bracelet in the Kyiv region, far from the monastery. The clergyman, in turn, called the court decision on his house arrest a political order.

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