The monastery lies near Russian positions in eastern Donetsk, which the Kremlin is focused on capturing.
The situation in Crimea is an example of the hostile treatment by Russian authorities against religious minorities.
Most of these ruined sites were in the regions of Donetsk, Kyiv, and Kharkiv.
Epiphanius I, head of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, stated that "the spirit of the anti-Christ operates in the leader of Russia"
The Kremlin claims to "protect Orthodoxy" but facts tell a different story.
After the Russian invasion, the pastor had urged residents to seek shelter in his church.
The Rusian military uses brutality and terror on Ukrainian soil in an attemt to discourage Ukrainian resistants.
Together with 284 other priests, Rev. Burdin signed a letter which called for an end to the war.
Over 10 million have been displaced from their homes in Ukraine.