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16 January 2017, 10:25 | Religion and policy |
On January 14, 2017, in the annexed Crimea Metropolitan Platon (Udovenko) of Kerch and Feodosia of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate)) blessed the new super anti-aircraft missile air defense system of the Russian Federation Armed Forces C-400 “Triumph,” allowing to simultaneously destroy up to three hundred air and ground targets.
13 January 2017, 10:35 | Religion and society |
Auxiliary Bishop of the RCC Diocese of Kharkiv and Zaporizhzhia Jan Sobilo shared some observations about the life or rather survival of people in the occupied territories of Donbass
Evangelical Christians and their supporters protested against the actions of the occupation authorities in Bakhchysarai, Crimea, where the local Pentecostal church "Voice of Hope" was forbidden to worship in their own building.
8 December 2016, 13:14 | Religion and policy |
On Thursday December 8, Ukrainian MPs supported the submission of the Prosecutor General Yurii Lutsenko to sanction the prosecution of MP Vadim Novinsky in the case of unlawful imprisonment of the personal secretary of the late Primate of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church Metropolitan Volodymyr (Sabodan) - Archbishop Oleksandr (Drabynko).
5 December 2016, 16:20 | Religion and policy |
The Church of Christians of Evangelical Faith “Tabernacle” (Kyiv) has issued a formal appeal “to all Christian communities to support activities and statements in connection with the situation around the affiliate Church “ Voice of Hope” (Bahchisarai town), to which the Crimean government sent a resolution stating the “impossibility to operate the premises.”
23 November 2016, 11:50 | Religion and policy |
If Patriarch Kirill fails to keep hold of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, Russia will turn into Muscovy. Myroslav Marynovych, vice-rector of the Ukrainian Catholic University in Lviv was reported as saying this by Gazeta.ua.
26 October 2016, 12:09 | Terrorism |
The activities for release of renowned scholar Igor Kozlovskyy are ongoing and the Centre for release of hostages and search of missing persons to the Security Service of Ukraine intends to fight for him.
24 October 2016, 15:00 | Church-state relations |
Russian occupation authorities continue discriminating the monastics of the Stauropegial Monastery of St. Paisius Velichkovsky of the UOC (MP) in the Crimea. First there was an arson attempt. Now the occupants threaten to close the monastery.
12 October 2016, 10:46 | Religious intolerance and vandalism |
Today, on October 12, the homes of Crimean Tatars in occupied Crimea were raided by Russian security services.
15 September 2016, 13:07 | Religion and policy |
Prosecutor General Yuri Lutsenko expressed his surprise at the fact that the clergymen of UOC (MP) were opposing the investigation into the dismissal of Metropolitan Volodymyr (Sabodan) from the Church leadership.
14 September 2016, 08:30 | Scandals, crime
The Prosecutor General's Office has interrogated the Primate of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate), Metropolitan Onufry (Berezovsky).
30 August 2016, 11:28 | Religion and policy |
Archbishop Klyment (Kushch) of Simferopol and Crimea sent a letter to the head of the Russian Orthodox Church, Patriarch Kirill, and Russian Supreme Mufti Sheikh-ul-Islam referring to the application of penal system to the Mejlis deputy head Ilmi Umerov.
25 August 2016, 13:31 | Religion and policy |
By the decision of the Russian authorities, Ukrainian Protestant priest Pavlo Duchenko, who is also Chairman of the charity foundation “Open Heart” is to be deported to Ukraine. The reason for this is allegedly a “threat to national security of Russia.” On Saturday, 20 August, 46-year-old Duchenko was detained in St. Petersburg, and the day before a building of the foundation had been searched.
17 August 2016, 19:50 | Freedom of Conscience |
The Ministry of Culture alleges the breach of the rights of religious and ethnic communities in Crimea by occupation authorities of the Russian Federation.
1 August 2016, 10:38 | Religion and policy |
Head of the Conference of Roman Catholic Bishops in Ukraine Archbishop Mieczyslaw Mokrzycki Ukraine supported the decision of the Polish parliament “On establishing July 11 as the Day of Remembrance of Poles, victims of genocide committed by the UPA.”
26 July 2016, 12:27 | Church-state relations |
Ukrainian minister of internal affairs Arsen Avakov ordered the police and national guard to block the passage of the religious procession organized by the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Moscow Patriarchate in Kyiv to avoid the terrorist threats.
25 July 2016, 12:42 | Religion and policy |
Patriarch Sviatoslav stressed that the Moscow Patriarchate was often used as a tool in the hands of the aggressor and the problem lied in the fact that the Moscow Patriarchate community at the level of its spokespersons proved unable to conduct the dialogue with society.
13 July 2016, 15:06 | Religion and policy |
The attempts to destabilize the political situation in Ukraine and piggyback the Kremlin projects under the guise of religious procession for peace are disgusting and unacceptable. MP of the faction “People's Front,” Deputy Chairman of the Committee on Culture and Spirituality Victor Yelenskyy said it in his speech at the session hall.
13 July 2016, 10:23 | Religion and policy |
There is a difference between peace and truce. The truce is a nonaggression pact. But this is not the desired solution. To achieve peace, both sides involved should strive for it. It cannot be so that one side wanted peace, and the other did the service: “Well, you are not going to attack.” This is only a truce. There will be no peace if only one side wants it.”
12 July 2016, 09:47 | Religion and policy |
Anton Gerashchenko, MP of People's Front and the adviser to Interior Minister urges to refrain from provocations regarding religious procession of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate).