The head of the Ukrainian Church was detained when entering Crimea

Metropolitan of Simferopol and Crimea Clement Metropolitan of Simferopol and Crimea Clement

Archbishop of Simferopol and Crimea of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church-Kyiv Patriarchate Clement was detained by Russian border guards on the administrative border of Crimea.

“I was taken aside and they are detaining me without any explanations on the “Russian” border,” said Clement by phone.

He added that he was also detained for more than an hour without any explanation on a Russian border check point when leaving the peninsula for the mainland part of Ukraine.

Аn hour later, the Russian border guards still allowed Clement to cross the border.

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