News from Ukraine: Finishing Point: Both religious processions arrive in Kyiv

00:36 Jul. 27, 2016

Finishing Point: Both religious processions arrive in Kyiv

Moscow Patriarchate procession moves to Kyiv (UNIAN Photo)

Groups, aiming to celebrate the Rus' Christianization Day, plan to meet at Saint Volodymyr Hill on July 27

The group, heading from Pochayiv lavra in the west, came on foot.

The other one, Kremlin-backed procession, heading from Sviatohorsk monastery in the east, arrived by buses.

Read more Christ processions from East and West to enter Kyiv

At least 150 members of the 'eastern' group gather in the Frolov monastery in Kyiv's heart. 

 

 

Police have already forbidden the pilgrims, backed by Moscow Patriarchate, to walk through Kyiv streets on Wednesday, July 27. Instead, they will be taken to Saint Volodymyr Hill by buses. 

Read more Kremlin-backed religious procession barred from marching in Kyiv 

On Tuesday, July 26, police found the hoax mines and the actual caches of grenades along the supposed route of the Kremlin-backed procession. Therefore, the march was cancelled to prevent possible terrorist threats and provocations. 

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