Boxer once again supported the Church of the Moscow Patriarchate
Former world champion in three weight divisions Vasily Lomachenko posted a photo from Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra. Boxer baked prosphora in a monastery rented by the Orthodox Church Moscow Patriarchy.
Photos without signatures Lomachenko posted after the investigation of the Security Service of Ukraine in relation to the UOC-MP. The SBU previously conducted a number of searches, suspecting the clergy of collaborating with the Russian Orthodox Church and providing informational support for Russia’s aggression against Ukraine.
Lomachenko has repeatedly demonstrated his support for the Moscow Patriarchate Church. In the summer, the boxer published a video interview with Metropolitan Luke of Zaporozhye and Melitopol for the Russian service of the BBC. The clergyman previously stated that Ukrainians deserved the bombing by the Russian army and contributed to the deportation of Ukrainians from Mariupol, taking civilians to Russia.
Lomachenko has previously refused to call Russia an aggressor. After the start of a full-scale Russian invasion, the boxer joined the ranks of the territorial defense of Belgorod-Dnestrovsky.
The full-scale war between Ukraine and Russia continues for the 283rd day.