Ukrainian Clergy Say Russian Occupiers Target Them With Threats and Violence

From a Wall Street Journal story by Ian Lovett headlined “Ukrainian Clergy Say Russian Occupiers Target Them With Threats, Violence”:

KROPYVNYTSKIY, Ukraine—The Russian soldiers who showed up at Rev. Sergey Chudinovich’s church put a bag over his head, took him to the police station, then made him an offer.

Let us distribute aid at your church, they said, which is located in Russian-occupied Kherson in the south of Ukraine. Or make a video telling residents to accept Russian aid.

Fr. Chudinovich refused. The Russians tied him up, tossed him in the basement and tortured him for the next two days, he said.