He announced this in his Telegram channel.

According to the governor, he was informed that the wooden frame was completely burned down, but the image of the saint, written on wood, survived the attack of the Ukrainian army.

"We have witnessed a real miracle!" wrote Razvozhaev.

He added that on the icon on the scroll there is an inscription: "Do not despair! These terrible storms will turn to the Glory of Russia.

On September 12, the mayor of Donetsk, Alexei Kulemzin, reported that the fire occurred on the territory of St. Ignatius Church due to shelling by the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

On September 17, the DPR representative office in the Joint Center for Control and Coordination of Issues Related to War Crimes of Ukraine (JCCC) reported that an Orthodox church was damaged as a result of shelling by Ukrainian troops in the Kuibyshev district of Donetsk.