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Searches of pro-Russian religious sect AllatRa underway across Ukraine

Wednesday, 1 November 2023, 10:25
Searches of pro-Russian religious sect AllatRa underway across Ukraine

Ukraine's Security Service (SSU) and the National Police (NPU) have been carrying out searches of AllatRa, a pro-Russian religious sect, across Ukraine on Wednesday, 1 November.

Source: Ukrainska Pravda’s sources in law enforcement agencies

Quote: "The SSU and the NPU are currently conducting large-scale searches of Allatra sect members across Ukraine."


Details: Sources say this pseudo-religious organisation has been acting in the interests of the Russians and is systematically promoting Kremlin narratives in Ukrainian society.

Details of the searches have not yet been disclosed.

For reference: According to data from open sources, AllatRa is an international public movement founded in Ukraine in 2011, which is "considered in some places to be a new religious movement and an occult sect". The activity of participants in the organisation's projects can be observed in most countries of the world.

On 8 August 2023, the Prosecutor General's Office of the Russian Federation recognised the activities of this religious movement as undesirable in Russia.

The AllatRa movement has been repeatedly criticised for its pro-Russian views. According to the authors of the publication on the Slovo I Dilo (Word and Deed) website, one of the leaders of the movement was Oleh Kulinich, Head of the SSU in Crimea, accused of high treason against Ukraine in favour of Russia. The former head of the SSU, Ivan Bakanov, was also considered to be a member of the sect. There is no official confirmation of this.

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