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Chernihiv: Nationalists, pro-Moscow forces clash over church

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  • Bill Samsonoff
    http://5tv.com.ua/eng/newsline/230/0/30465/ 05.09.2006 17:09 Chernihiv: Nationalists, pro-Moscow forces clash over church Inter-confessional violence erupted
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      05.09.2006 17:09

      Chernihiv: Nationalists, pro-Moscow forces clash over church

      Inter-confessional violence erupted in Chernihiv on Tuesday.
      Representatives of the Young nationalist congress clashed with police and
      activists from the pro-Russian Natalya Vitrenko bloc as the nationalists
      sought to gain access to a church in the city.

      The church has been formally designated as belonging to the Ukrainian
      Orthodox Church – Kyiv Patriarchate, but activists from the Moscow
      Patriarchate set up a blockade of the church. The local Chernihiv
      government handed the church over to the Kyiv patriarchate, that also won a
      court case in its claim. On Tuesday police arrested activists from the
      nationalist youth organization as a result of the violence.
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