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Ukrainian Orthodox Church Firebombed In Escalating Feud Over Split From Russian Orthodox Church

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St. Andrew’s Church in Kiev

Unknown assailants firebombed a historic 18th century Orthodox church in Kyiv and attacked a priest early on November 15, a church spokesman said.

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The attack comes amid rising tensions between Ukraine and Russia over Ukraine’s move to create a national independent church and sever centuries-old ties with the Russian Orthodox Church.

The Molotov cocktails did not explode and no damage was done to St. Andrew’s church, which sits on a steep slope on one of Kyiv’s best-known tourist spots…

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