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Law enforcement officers found grenades and explosive devices on the route of the religous procession
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Earlier,police got the message about planted explosives on the route of the religious procession.

The Interior Ministry offer participants the procession to reach its endpoint on transport, 112.international reports. 

Law enforcement officers found two grenades with smoke boxes and two simulant explosive devices i Kyiv-Svyatoshyn district along the route of the religious procession of the Russian Orthodox Church of Moscow Patriarchate. This was announced by the People's Deputy, head of the Interior Ministry adviser, Anton Gerashchenko on Facebook page.

According to him, grenade F-1 were detected in 3-5 meters from the side of the road. In case of an explosion they posed a real threat to the participants of the procession.


The procession of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church started in Eastern Ukraine in Svyatogorsk Lavra on July 3 and in Western Ukraine in Pochayiv Lavra on July 9. It is planned that the two groups of believers enter Kyiv on July 26, meet on July 27 in Kiev at St. Vladimir's Hill, and together with the Orthodox Kyiv citizens and pilgrims proceed to Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra. The expected number is 30 000 participants.

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