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Russian Drone Damages Patriarchal Cathedral of the Resurrection in Kyiv

November 26, 2023, 19:42 345

The Patriarchal Cathedral of the Resurrection of Christ of the UGCC was damaged in a massive attack by drone strikes in Kyiv on the night of November 25.

Russian Drone Damages Patriarchal Cathedral of the Resurrection in Kyiv

During the attack, one of the Shahed was shot down in the Dniprovskyi district of Kyiv, near the Patriarchal Cathedral of the Resurrection of Christ and the residence of the Head of the UGCC. The shock wave damaged the doors and smashed windows in the cathedral. A high-rise building near the church sustained more damage.

“In the wake of the drone attack on Kyiv, six windows in the basement of the Patriarchal Cathedral were damaged. The blast wave knocked out the glass units. The fittings on four doors of the church were damaged, everything was torn out of the door locks,” Mr. Vasyl Bukatyuk, Director of the Construction Directorate under the Patriarch of the UGCC, told the UGCC Information Department.

Moreover, he said, the residence of the Head of the Church was also damaged: “In the Patriarchal Residence and the Patriarchal Curia, the furnishings of three doors were damaged.”

There was also minor damage to the facade of the Patriarchal Cathedral. Many fragments of drones of various sizes were collected on its territory. “In exchange for gifts from St. Nicholas, we will receive original souvenirs,” said His Beatitude Sviatoslav.

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As it is reported, on the night of November 25, Russia launched 75 drones at Ukraine, 74 of which were destroyed by air defense, including more than 60 over Kyiv. The air alert in the capital lasted for more than 6 hours, from 2:37 AM to 8:45 AM. Fortunately, there were no casualties, but there were five injured. This attack with drones was the largest in the entire war.

The UGCC Department for Information

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