The occupiers burned all the books from the library of the Church of the All-Union Church of Ukraine Petro Mohyla in Mariupol.
Literally: “In the Temple of the UOC Peter the Grave, on the tip and assistance of the priests of the Russian Orthodox Church in Mariupol, the entire extensive library, collected by volunteers and philanthropists, was seized and burned in the courtyard of the Temple.”
Details: It is noted that the library contained several unique copies of Ukrainian-language publications, which are now lost forever.
The Church of Peter the Mohyla was built with the support of the townspeople and is included in the Guinness Book of Records of Ukraine as containing the largest Petrykivka painting.
What preceded: The Russians, accompanied by guards, brought a delegation of the Moscow Patriarchate to the city. The Russian Orthodox Church instructed collaborators to reopen churches and pray for the Russian military.
According to Andryushchenko, now the invaders are deciding whether to demolish the church of Peter the Grave or reformat it according to the canons of the Russian Orthodox Church.
Source: Advisor to the mayor of Mariupol Petr Andryushchenko