The Shevchenkovsky court of Kiev sent Metropolitan Pavel, the vicegerent of the Kiev-Pechersk Lavra, under round-the-clock house arrest, reports Strana.
The Metropolitan will have to be at the registration address and wear an electronic bracelet. The court rejected the defense's request to allow him to attend services at the Lavra.
The Security Service of Ukraine suspects the Metropolitan of inciting inter-religious hatred (Article 161 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine) and justifying Russia's armed aggression (Article 436). His house was searched.
Earlier, the leadership of the Kiev-Pechersk Lavra reserve demanded that the monastery of the UOC of the Moscow Patriarchate leave the territory of the Lavra until March 29. Until recently, he could use the property of the reserve free of charge, but a recently created working group "established a violation by the monastery of the terms of the agreement on the use of state property."