The occupiers kidnapped Oleg Nikolaev, the priest of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine, in Berdyansk. His house was searched.
This is reported by Ukrinform with reference to the church's parishioners. In particular, on the morning of Monday, March 14, the priest's house was cordoned off by armed invaders.
They didn't find anything during the search, so they arrested the priest and took him away in an unknown direction.
The priest's wife, who has an orphan disease and needs constant therapy, was forbidden from leaving her house.
The priest started receiving threats yet during the battles for Berdyansk. On February 28, he received a message saying "In an hour we'll kill you and your wife".