Nosivka: OCU supporter in camouflage beats up UOC parishioner
The offender broke the woman's rib and inflicted other injuries.
On 3 October 2023, in Nosivka, during prayer in front of the fence of the seized Trinity Church, a UOC believer was brutally beaten by a man in military uniform," reports the Nizhyn Eparchy’s Telegram channel.
The press service’s statement claims that the aggressor was together with OCU representatives, assisting them in raiding the Trinity Church of the UOC.
Before the beating, the OCU priest distracted the victim and tried to pull her away from other believers.
The Nizhyn Eparchy said that the victim received "a contusion of the chest, fractured ribs on the left side, a bruise of the left forearm". The woman filed a report with law enforcement agencies, but officers at the local police station have not yet entered the report into the crime register.
The press service reports that even before the beating, the victim had received threats from the people who had taken over the Trinity Church.
As reported, unidentified people in camouflage, together with OCU clerics, seized the Trinity Church of the UOC in Nosivka at night.