Netizens are discussing a photograph published on December 8 in the Telegram channel of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU), where the operator used a photo editor to hide not only the faces of the security forces, but also the face of a cat.
The photo was taken during a security raid on the temples of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (UOC). As specified, the trips took place, including to the objects of the UOC in the Cherkasy, Zhytomyr and Volyn regions of Ukraine.
At the same time, there are two cats in the photo, but for some reason the muzzle of only one of the animals is hidden. The picture aroused the interest of users.
Some called the cat an “undercover agent”, others wrote that the cat’s name might be Stirlitz.
“The cat is in charge of them. Look how they are around him at attention – he gives them orders, ”one of the users expressed the opinion.
Most users decided that the SBU lost touch with reality if they hide the appearance of a cat in the picture with special effects.
As the SBU reported on December 7, the purpose of inspections of religious sites is to suppress the “activities of the Russian special services” in the regions. Employees of the SBU visited the Assumption Cathedral in Kherson, the Kanev Assumption Cathedral in the Cherkasy region, the Nikolaevsky Miletsky Monastery of the Vladimir-Volyn diocese, as well as several other objects that are under the jurisdiction of the UOC.
Earlier, on December 2, the Holy Dormition Kiev-Pechersk Lavra became part of the schismatic OCU.
On the same day, the head of the Synodal Department of the Moscow Patriarchate for Church-Society and Media Relations, Vladimir Legoyda, said that the decision of the National Security and Defense Council on measures against the UOC violates not only the rule of law, but also speaks of the loss of the remnants of common sense in Ukraine.
Prior to that, on November 22, the Security Service of Ukraine conducted searches in the Kiev-Pechersk Lavra. According to journalists, the department called its actions “measures to counter the subversive activities of Russian special services in Ukraine.”