The rector of the Moscow Theological Academy, Archbishop Ambrose was not allowed into Ukraine.
The details of the incident told himself Ambrose.
“I was not allowed to go to Ukraine today. I flew to Kiev to participate in the divine services of the day of the memory of St. Nestor the Chronicler and in the Annual Act of the Kiev Theological Academy.
I was detained at the checkpoint of the Kiev airport (Zhulyany), had an interview at the border service and were denied entry into the territory of Ukraine.
The paper issued to me by the border guards officially stated a frankly contrived reason: “I can not confirm the planned relocation in Ukraine”. Of course, I had with me an invitation from the Rector of the CDA, Bishop Sylvestre, and my accommodation was planned together with other guests at the hotel in Kiev-Pechersk Lavra. When I told about this and asked how to understand this reason, they did not answer me.
Today, Petro Poroshenko said that the priests of the Russian Orthodox Church “have nothing to do” in Ukraine, urging them to leave the country.
As it turned out later, already an hour before my arrival in Kiev in the group called “Ukrainian Local Orthodox Church” in “Facebook” there appeared information that I was going to the country. With appeals not to be allowed and with accusations that I almost belong to the KGB.
For me, this whole situation is an illustration of “love”, about which Patriarch Bartholomew speaks so much lately, putting it in opposition to the actions of “northern brothers”, that is, the clergy of the Russian Orthodox Church. “
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