Archim. Feognost (Pushkov), PhD in Theology, rector of the St Nicholas Church of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church in the village of Kuryachivka in the occupied part of the Luhansk oblast of Ukraine. In his Telegram channel, archim. Feognost reported that he received a notice from the Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation about the initiation of administrative proceedings against him for discrediting the use of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation (Part 1, Article 20.3.3 of the Code of Administrative Offences). The case was registered on 24 April 2023. According to the document, the case was initiated following the claim from the «Luhansk People Republic prosecutor’s office.»
The archimandrite was hinted that the matter would be brought to a fine. However, he was not told why what was the substance of his alleged crime of discrediting the Russian army.