Scandals, crime

  • 5 August 2011, 13:31 | Scandals, crime | 

    Priest on Hunger Strike Faints in Front of Mariupol City Hall

    A parish priest of a community of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church-Kyivan Patriarchate, Fr. Volodymyr Koskin, on August 1 lost consciousness in front of the City Council of Mariupol of the Donetsk Oblast.

  • 21 July 2011, 15:54 | Scandals, crime | 

    Sect leader Antonin Dognal convicted of petty hooliganism

    On July 20, 2011, in the Shevchenko district court of Lviv, a civil case was opened against Czech citizen Antonin Dognal for his resistance during detention and for inflicting injuries on a woman.

  • 20 July 2011, 12:39 | Scandals, crime | 

    Sect leader Antonin Dognal detained in Lviv for striking woman

    An incident occurred late last night on the premises of the former chapel of the Redemptorist Fathers on Pluhova Street in Lviv. A citizen of the Czech Republic and leader of the illegal religious group Antonin Dognal struck the head of a local resident, and as a result she received a concussion and an injured jaw. He was then detained by the police.

  • 30 June 2011, 13:44 | Scandals, crime | 

    Ukrainian priest killed himself

    A priest was found hanged on the porch of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Church in the town of Malaya Berezanka in the Kyiv region, Ukraine, KyivPost reports.

  • 16 June 2011, 12:31 | Scandals, crime | 

    Ukrainian Interior Ministry: Sacristans blast Zaporizhia church to avenge greedy superior

    The summer 2010 explosion in a Zaporizhia church was an act of sacristans' revenge upon the church superior who had accused them of stealing church money, head of the Ukrainian Interior Ministry's Main Investigative Department Vasily Farinnik said in an interview with the Komsomolskaya Pravda in the Ukraine newspaper published on Thursday.

  • 16 May 2011, 16:45 | Scandals, crime | 

    Mosque Set On Fire in Kharkiv

    Unknown persons in Kharkiv set fire to the door of the mosque. So reported The Center of Public Relations of the Main Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine in Kharkiv Region to

  • 10 January 2011, 11:34 | Scandals, crime | 

    Pastor in Kaniv 'swindled' 139,000 US dollars out of parishioner

    A pastor in Kaniv "swindled" 139,000 US dollars out of a parishioner. According to the police, using psychological influence on the parishioners, the 42-year-old pastor attracted to his “shrine” in Kaniv well-to-do people who could constantly donate.

  • 28 December 2010, 12:03 | Scandals, crime | 

    Fire in Unfinished Mosque Near Simferopol Believed to Be Arson

    The Spiritual Directorate of Muslims of Crimea believes the fire in an unfinished mosque in a village near Simferopol was an act of arson and estimates 100 thousand UAH in direct losses from the fire.

  • 15 November 2010, 12:57 | Scandals, crime | 

    Sectarians Attempt to Seize Church in Ternopil Region

    According to the Buchach Eparchy of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church (UGCC), the members of the so-called Dognal’s Group (“Pidhirtsi monks”) attempted to seize the Church of Transfiguration of the Lord in Chortkiv.

  • 5 November 2010, 10:33 | Freedom of Conscience | 

    In Mykolayiv Local Police Visit Greek Catholic Nuns

    In the settlement of Vradiivka of Mykolayiv Region, within the territory of the Odesa-Crimean Exarchate, local police check on Greek Catholic nuns.

  • 20 October 2010, 12:13 | Scandals, crime | 

    Pastor Adelaja Can Face 12 Years in Prison

    The pretrial investigation in the case of the financial fraud of the company King’s Capital is completed and the police invited the deceived depositors to get acquainted with the materials.

  • 27 September 2010, 16:33 | Scandals, crime

    Israeli on Pilgrimage Killed in Ukraine

    An Israeli man was stabbed to death during a pilgrimage to a Ukrainian town, local police said Sunday, Kyiv Post reports with the reference to Associated Press.

  • 23 September 2010, 16:27 | Religious intolerance and vandalism | 

    Zaporizhzhia Pagans Accused of Land Seizure

    The Ordzhonikidze District Police Department of Zaporizhzhia turned down the request of a local organization, Rus Orthodox Circle, to initiate proceedings regarding the destruction by unknown persons of several sanctuaries and wooden sculptures of “native gods” of the Zaporozhzhia pagan community which were erected on the island of Khortytsia.

  • 20 September 2010, 11:47 | International relations | 

    Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs Apologizes for Behaviour of Jewish Pilgrims in Uman

    An official statement of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Israel, published on 16 September, reads that "the state of Israel expresses its sympathy with regard to the incident in Uman of 10 September, 2010 between the local residents and Israeli citizens and ended in the deportation of several Israeli nationals."

  • 16 September 2010, 12:40 | Scandals, crime

    Today Ukraine Commemorates Georgiy Gongadze - Journalist Killed in 2000

  • 13 September 2010, 16:20 | Judaism

    Ten Hasidic Pilgrims Deported from Ukraine

    Ukraine has deported to Israel ten Hasidic pilgrims who attempted to disrupt public order in Uman, Cherkasy Region, and who were suspected of causing bodily harm to local residents, KyivPost reports

  • 13 September 2010, 10:12 | Scandals, crime | 

    Israeli in Custody for Stabbing Ukrainian Man in Uman

    An Israeli citizen was in police custody on Saturday in Uman, Ukraine, after he reportedly stabbed a Ukrainian citizen in the Jewish quarter of the city Friday night.

  • 1 September 2010, 11:20 | Scandals, crime | 

    Parishioners of Embassy of God in Trouble Again

    According to a decision of the court, banks are beginning to evict debtors, who are former parishioners of the "Embassy of God," from their residences.

  • 18 August 2010, 10:39 | Protests and conflicts | 

    Society for the Protection of Historical and Cultural Monuments to be Evicted from Kyiv Cave Reserve

    The society stresses that his eviction "will certainly lead to the destruction of one of the largest civil organizations" and warned that such a move will by negatively evaluated by the cultural community.

  • 5 August 2010, 09:42 | Scandals, crime | 

    Segodnya: Church Worker Confesses to Zaporizhia Blast

    A man named Anton who worked at the Zaporizhia church blown up on July 28 has confessed to the crime, the Kyiv daily newspaper Segodnya reported on August 5.