The guard of the cathedral was injured, he was given medical assistance.
The Odesa Diocese of the UOC MP reacted to the rocket attack on the Odesa Transfiguration Cathedral, which belongs to the Moscow Patriarchate. They admitted that the attack was carried out by the terrorist country Russia.
It is reported press service Odessa diocese.
“The rocket hit the central altar directly, as a result, the cathedral building was partially destroyed, the three lower floors were covered, and the interior decoration and icons were significantly damaged. The service premises of the lower part of the cathedral were completely destroyed,” the message said.
It is noted that the fire started immediately after the “arrival”. Firefighters arrived at the scene and quickly managed to localize and extinguish it.
As of this morning, rescue operations are ongoing, carried out by employees of the State Emergency Service, and utility services are working.
As a result of the impact the guard of the cathedral was injured, he was given medical assistance and hospitalized by the EMD brigade.
“The Odesa Diocese of the UOC once again condemns the aggression of the Russian Federation against Ukraine, this act of terrorism against the main shrine and spiritual heart of the city of Odessa – the Savior and Transfiguration Cathedral, surrounded by peaceful people, and the cathedral itself is in no way connected with military facilities,” the statement reads.
Rocket attack on Odesa on July 23
We will remind, on the night of July 23, Russia massively attacked Odesa. Civil infrastructure, residential buildings and a religious institution were damaged as a result of the “arrival”.
Because of Russian aggression in Odesa, 18 people were injured, including 4 children. 14 people were hospitalized in city hospitals, three of them are children. Unfortunately, there is one dead.