Ukrainian police have searched several Russian Orthodox churches and the homes of Russian Orthodox priests in several cities, amid growing tensions over the fate of Ukraine’s competing Orthodox faiths.​ The searches occurred in Kyiv and the nearby Zhytomyr region on December 3 and were part of a criminal investigation into inciting hatred and violence, according to a statement by Ukraine’s main security service, the SBU. Comment: Kiev has already become what they allege to hate. They’re behaving like the Soviet KGB. A police spokeswoman told AFP that security services were searching homes of priests who are loyal to the Russian branch of the Orthodox Church. The Russian Orthodox Church said a day earlier that more than 20 Orthodox priests had been summoned for questioning by the SBU.

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