During searches of the seminary and diocese of the UOC (MP) in the Ternopil region and Prykarpattia, the SBU found propaganda materials denying the existence of Ukraine. This was reported by the SSU press service.
"Employees of the Security Service of Ukraine and the National Police found a large amount of anti-Ukrainian materials during security measures on the territory of the Pochaiv Theological Seminary and the Ivano-Frankivsk Eparchy of the UOC (MP)," the message reads.
In particular, the SSU found literature that denies the existence of the Ukrainian people, its language, as well as Ukraine's right to statehood, and, on the contrary, emphasizes that it is an allegedly artificially created state.
The Security Service also found brochures and books of xenophobic and hateful content with offensive fictions of other nationalities and religions.
Most of the literature is authored by Russian figures published by Russian printers.
In addition, the SBU is studying the origin of samples of the symbols of the "Great Army of the Don" discovered in one of the utility rooms of the Ivano-Frankivsk Diocese of the UOC (MP). In particular, we are talking about the chevrons of this illegal armed formation, which in 2014 helped the Rashists occupy part of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions.
All this material evidence is the basis for opening two criminal proceedings under Article 161 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine (violation of the equality of citizens depending on their racial, national, regional affiliation, religious beliefs, disability and other characteristics). All of them are aimed at relevant independent examinations.