2016-07-26 18:55:00

Ukraine's Interior Ministry moves to stop procession of believers walking along Zhytomyr Highway, make them proceed on buses

Kiev, July 26, Interfax - Ukrainian Interior Minister Arsen Avakov informed the public about the decision to stop the sacred procession moving along the Zhytomyr Highway in order to avoid provocations.

"We have decided to stop the advancement of the people going on foot, in order to avoid casualties among believers or any additional provocations [...] With all due respect for the Church [...] safety is top priority," Avakov told a briefing conference on Tuesday.

He went on to reveal that it was agreed with Metropolitan Onufry of Kiev and All Ukraine that the believers will stop the rally now and get on buses.