Russians shelled the Svyatogorsk Lavra monastery, 7 wounded

Thursday, 5 May 2022, 15:42


Seven refugees were wounded when Russian troops shelled the Holy Dormition Svyatogorska Lavra Orthodox monastery in the Donetsk region.

Source: Ukrainian Orthodox Church (UOC), Office of the Prosecutor General

Details : On the morning of 4 May, the armed forces of the Russian Federation launched an airstrike on Svyatogorsk, Kramatorsk region.

The Holy Dormition Svyatogorska Lavra monastery, now a shelter for refugees due to Russia’s armed aggression, was shelled by the occupiers.

According to the UOC, in addition to the brethren, 300 refugees are living in the Lavra, 50 of them children. All residents are working to repair damage caused by the explosion.

They also report that there has been no mobile communication in the Svyatogorska Lavra since 26 April, and no internet connection since 27 April.

As a result of the shelling of the Lavra, the dormitory building was damaged and 7 civilians were injured.