After a court hearing on Saturday, a monitoring bracelet was placed on Pavel’s ankle despite his objections. The allegations against him were made by the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU), and SBU agents raided Pavel’s home.
A Kyiv court on Saturday ordered the house arrest of Metropolitan Pavel, a Ukrainian Orthodox bishop who is the head monk at the historic Pechersk Lavra Monastery.
Pavel is suspected of justifying Russia’s invasion, which is a criminal offense in Ukraine. He has denied the allegations, saying he had “never been on the side of aggression.”