Ukraine’s SBU puts head of Russian church Patriarch Kirill on wanted list
On Friday, December 15, the Security Service of Ukraine put the head of the Russian Orthodox Church, Vladimir Gundyaev (known as Kirill), on the wanted list, who is suspected of justifying Russian war crimes
This is stated in the report of the search database of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine.
The head of the Russian Orthodox Church (ROC), Patriarch Kirill, is accused of encroachment on the territorial integrity and inviolability of Ukraine (Article 110, Part 3 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine) and waging an aggressive war or aggressive military actions (Article 437, Part 2 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine).
The date of disappearance is November 11, 2023.
Currently, a preventive measure in the form of detention has been chosen for Patriarch Kirill.
The measure is symbolic as Patriarch Kirill, an active backer of the Kremlin’s war against Ukraine, is in Russia and under no threat of arrest.
Note: In accordance with Article 62 of the Constitution of Ukraine, a person is presumed innocent of committing a crime and shall not be subjected to criminal punishment until his or her guilt is proved in accordance with the law and established by a court guilty verdict.