Date of the event



Ivankiv township, Kyiv region

In the Kiev region, the Russian army killed a priest of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church in religious. This information for Censor.NET was confirmed by the press spokesman of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church Archbishop Evstratiy Zoria: “Unfortunately it is true, they did not allow the body to be taken,” said Zorya, adding that today they received final confirmation from eyewitnesses, as well as information about the funeral. – Until the last minute, we hoped he was injured, but he is alive. However, it was confirmed that he was killed. According to one account, the priest was pulled out of the car and shot.

Legal qualification

in accordance with Art. 8 sec. 2(b)(i) of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, adopted on 17 July 1998 at Rome; With regard to war crimes, the above incident is a war crime that can be classified as other serious violations of the laws and customs of international law applicable to armed conflicts of an international character, namely: (i) Intentionally directing attacks against the civilian population as such or against individual civilians not taking direct part in hostilities;