Holy Tykhvin Church, Volnovakha, Donetsk oblast

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Holy Tykhvin Church
General information
Building typechurch
LocationVolnovakha, Donetsk Oblast
Religious affiliation*Orthodoxy (UOC MP)
Date of damageMarch 2022
Damage degreesevere
*as for moment of shelling

According to the information made published by the State Service of Ukraine for Ethnopolitics and Freedom of Conscience and NGO Workshop of Academic Religious Studies, in March 2022 (the exact date is unknown), as a result of military actions in the city of Volnovakha, Holy Tikhvin Church was damaged. Only the metal base remained from the dome and drum of the temple. The vestibule was significantly damaged: the roof was destroyed, the windows, entrance doors were damaged, and the facades were cut. From the photos published on one of the Russian propaganda resources, it can be seen that a fire broke out inside the temple, the ignition is mostly likely to have started in the dome part, which is why the entire ceiling burned down and the walls were burnt from the inside. As a result, icons and church utensils were damaged.