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 Police block Moscow Patriarchate’s religious procession participants in village near Kyiv. PHOTOS

The participants of the procession organized by the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Moscow Patriarchate have been blocked by the police in the village of Dmytrivka in Kyiv-Sviatoshynskyi district of the Kyiv region.

Censor.NET reports citing Ukrainski Novyny.

According to the procession participants, they left Dmytrivka village at 11 a.m., reached the road heading to Kyiv-Chop highway and were stopped by the police. They were told to go back as explosives had been found at the highway near the village of Myla.

See more: Interior Ministry bans religious procession's movement through Kyiv, - Avakov. PHOTO

As previously reported, the so-called "religious procession for peace" started in the east of the country from the Sviatohirsk Monastery on July 3, and in the west of the country from the Pochaiv Monastery on July 9. The participants in both processions will meet in Kyiv at St. Volodymyr Hill and walk together to the Kyiv Pechersk Lavra, where a ceremonial service will be held on July 27, the eve of the celebration of Christianization of Rus-Ukraine.

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