Holy Dormition Church, Hirske, Luhansk oblast

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Holy Dormition Church
General information
Building typechurch
LocationHirske, Luhansk Oblast
Religious affiliation*Orthodoxy (UOC MP)
Date of damage28 June 2022
Damage degreeslight
*as for moment of shelling

As the press service of the Sievierodonetsk Diocese of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (MP) reports, as a result of the shelling of the city of Hirske, which took place no later than June 28, 2022 (the exact date is unknown), shells fell on the territory of the Holy Dormition Church. The parish house, where the priest lived, was damaged, in particular the walls and roof are pierced. Also, church facade was cut by debris. The church was built in 1797. The church also has a prayer room in the local hospital. In 1930, the church was closed, but in 1942 the services were resumed.