The Svyatohirsk Lavra suffered the most. The town of Svyatohirsk was under occupation. The monastery, which is located on the other side of the river, was not. However, it was regularly hit (five times in July alone). The All Saints' Skete (located at a certain distance from the main buildings), a real gem of this place, a unique example of modern wooden architecture, burned down completely. Only the foundation remains.
After the liberation of these territories, the monks told the locals: if Ukraine had not defended itself, none of this would have happened. In 2014, by the way, the same thing happened. Igor Girkin's militants hid and amassed weapons in the Svyatohirsk Lavra before storming Slovyansk. The monks did not see anything wrong in this.
The main buildings of another large monastery near Donetsk, the Holy Dormition Mykola-Vasylivskyy Monastery, known for being founded by Viktor Yanukovych's "confessor", Father Zosima (Sokur), were practically destroyed. He is the one the entire Donetsk "elite" of the early noughties used to go to. The one who allegedly raised his hand from the coffin and stroked Viktor Fedorovych's head three times as Yanukovych bent down to say goodbye. You're laughing, but Yanukovych said this in an interview.
In short, the monastery was hit very hard.
The Annunciation Church of the UOC-MP in Bakhmut, the Church of the Kazan Icon of the Mother of God in Maryinka, and the once very beautiful and elegant Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary of the Horlivka Diocese of the UOC-MP in Novoekonomichne were also heavily damaged by shelling.
Back in the first days of the great war, the occupiers razed the St Catherine's Church of the UOC-MP in the town of Shchastya to the ground.
In March 2022, the Church of St Matrona of Moscow in Rubizhne was destroyed. A small, pretty chapel (not even half of it remained) in honour of the Pochayiv icon of the Mother of God was also destroyed. There was also a church in honour of St Luke of Crimea.
The Christ the Nativity Cathedral in Severodonetsk was severely damaged in April 2022.
At the same time, the St Illya Monastery in the village of Varvarivka was razed to the ground.
The Church of the Three Ecumenical Saints Basil the Great, Gregory the Theologian and John Chrysostom in Popasna was hit in May. There is no roof, and the main structures were severely damaged.
The St. Mytrofan's Church in Lysychansk was destroyed in June. Tthe building completely burnt out and is likely beyond repair.
The churches of St. Righteous Tavifa of Joppa (Voronove village) and St. Nicholas (Borive village) of the same Severodonetsk diocese of the UOC were damaged.
The Russians occupied the region literally in the first days of the great war, but this did not protect the local churches of the UOC-MP. It is worth mentioning the completely destroyed Holy Trinity Church in the village of Osokorivka of the Nova Kakhovka diocese and the systematic shelling of the Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary of the Kherson diocese. A parishioner was killed in one of the shellings, right in the yard.
In early 2023, after the de-occupation, the territory of the Kherson Diocesan Administration of the UOC came under fire. One shell hit the house church and pierced the roof, while another exploded nearby and damaged the facade and the interior.
During the occupation (from February to April 2022), the Russians destroyed the Ascension Church of the Chernihiv diocese of the UOC in Lukashivka village.
At first, they stored ammunition there, and then simply burned it down. To the ground.
When one Chernihiv cemetery (where the townspeople were being buried) was hit in March, the Theodosius Church caught fire. It is unlikely to be restored.
The village of Kurylivka in Izyum District had a very beautiful, special church in honour of John the Theologian, which had the status of a monument of urban planning and architecture as one of the oldest wooden churches in the historical region of Slobozhanshchyna.
Not even ashes remain of it.
On 26 February, the occupiers launched a missile attack that damaged the St George's Church of the UOC-MP in Okhtyrka.
The Stavropegial Monastery of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary in the village of Sosnivka suffered a little later, with the administrative building and outbuildings destroyed.
The Church of St George the Victorious in Vinnytsya was severely damaged. The windows of the lower church, the Sunday school, the domes and the outbuildings were damaged.
The chapel of the Holy Protection Church of the UOC-MP in Malyn was completely destroyed. The Church of the Nativity of the Virgin Mary in the village of Vyazivka suffered significant damage.
The building of the Holy Iveron Monastery of the UOC-MP in Odesa was hit four times (!). The Church of the Iveron Icon of the Mother of God, the Department for Monasteries of the Diocesan Administration of the Odesa Diocese of the UOC, a Sunday school, and a monastic dormitory are located here. The latest shelling in late March miraculously did not kill anyone, but four people were wounded.
Unfortunately, this list is far from complete. It could go on and on. It best shows the true face of the "Russian world", but even this cannot convince the supreme clergy of the UOC-MP to give up their ties with their Moscow patrons.