In Crimea denied information about the blocking of the Kyiv Patriarchate

© RIA Novosti / Alexander Smirnov Polygeneration. Archival photoIn Crimea denied information about the blocking of the Kyiv Patriarchate© RIA Novosti / Alexander Polehenko

The situation around the Church of SS princes Olga and Vladimir, the Ukrainian Orthodox Church Kyiv Patriarchate in the center of Simferopol is connected with economic and legal issues, the work of the Church, no one blocked, told RIA Novosti the head of the Crimean government Committee on inter-ethnic relations Zaur Smirnov.

Earlier, the Archbishop of Simferopol and Crimea uptskp Clement in an interview with «Radio Liberty» said that the security forces blocked the building, which is located in the Simferopol Church.

«The situation is connected with economic legal issues and irrelevant to the religious sphere and political activities,» — said Smirnov.

According to him, the temple itself is located on the second floor. «The bailiffs execute the court’s decision, taking the property of the Republic of the premises, which were leased. It is on the first floor, the lease of which expired in January. Directly the part of the building where the Church, no one touches,» — said the Agency interlocutor.

He also assured that nobody will deny or impede the work of the temple, as in the Republic have equal religious rights.

As reported, in turn, the management of FSP for the region, court marshals on Thursday seized a piece of real estate in the building, which also houses the temple of the Holy equal to the apostles princes Olga and Vladimir, the Ukrainian Orthodox Church-Kyivan Patriarchate in Simferopol. «The bailiffs Department of court bailiffs for the Central district of Simferopol UFSP of the Russian Federation the Republic of Crimea on 31 August 2017 were transferred to the Ministry of property and land relations of the Republic of Crimea on the acceptance of transfer of immovable property owned by the Republic of Crimea», — stated in the message.

The police officers associated with the decision of the Arbitration court of the Republic of Crimea on the transfer of immovable property which includes residential premises in 112.6 square meters, located on the first floor of the building. The press service noted that the decision of the Arbitration court by the debtor voluntary has not been fulfilled, in this connection, on 28 August, and enforcement proceedings were instituted.

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