The chapel in the Prosecutor General of Ukraine, was constructed during the leadership of the Ministry Viktor Pshonka, disassembled into fragments and distributed in the temples of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate.
This is stated in the special issue “Postreport” Serhiy Andrushko of the program “Schemes: corruption in detail,” (a joint project of Radio Liberty and “UA: First”).
According to the representative of the Prosecutor General Andrei Lysenko, the chapel was dismantled by decision of the head of Department Yury Lutsenko. Now in the former prayer room of the GPU. The chapel, which belongs to the UOC-MP in 2014 and so far the Prosecutor General’s office had no balance.
It was decided that all premises occupied by the GPU, was part of the structural units. And that unit should occupy these premises. Therefore, it was decided to remove the chapel, so called, outside of the GPU. In this place, that is, in those areas where it was previously, now running the Department of international legal cooperation of the GPU,
– said Lysenko.
The chapel itself was disassembled into fragments and taken to different temples confirmed to reporters, the Metropolitan clergy.
“The new government came, and called the Metropolitan of Kyiv, and said that should be removed and that she was not here. And so we did. The Archdiocese gave the task to the Lord, he went there took it all apart, gave everything, the iconostasis was given to the convent alone, poor, konecki also distributed to the monasteries,” – said the archdeacon Plato of Vvedensky monastery.
For the first time the chapel of ex-Prosecutor General Viktor Pshonka showed in 2014 – permission to shoot the journalists of the program “Schemes” on a press-conferences were provided by the then head of the Prosecutor General Vitaly Yarema. The room on the 9th floor of the building was fully equipped with a prayer room. During your stay, the journalists met with the employee of Prosecutor’s office, which confirmed that up to this chapel visited by prosecutors.