Religious intolerance and vandalism

  • 11 November 2019, 13:19 | Religious intolerance and vandalism | 

    Militants closed two more evangelical churches in occupied Donetsk region

    In Makiyivka, representatives of the so-called "MGB DNR" banned the parishioners of the local Church "Word of Life".

  • 26 October 2019, 19:51 | Religious intolerance and vandalism | 

    Occupiers in Crimea accuse Imam Bekirov of illegal missionary activity

    In the occupied Crimea, the staff of the "Prosecutor's office" and the Center for Combating Extremism came to the mosque of Zarechnoye village of Simferopol district during prayer and tried to take an explanation from Asan Bekirov, who preached a sermon, suspecting him of illegal missionary activity.

  • 18 October 2019, 10:14 | Religious intolerance and vandalism | 

    Vandalism in Slavsk: Russian tile replaces paintings of Sosenko and Butsmanyuk

    Interior repairs were launched in the Church of the Assumption of the Theotokos of the UGCC in Slavske: the priceless murals executed by the muralist Modest Sosenko were replaced by tiles, the ornament of which reminds either of a mosque or a bath.

  • 6 September 2019, 11:47 | Religious intolerance and vandalism | 

    Occupants lay water duct across Muslim cemetery in Crimea

    The construction works to lay a water duct are being carried out at the site of the Muslim burial in Kirov district of Russian-occupied Crimea, owing to which the burial is being destroyed.

  • 24 July 2019, 14:32 | Religious intolerance and vandalism | 

    OCU cathedral sacked in Simferopol

    After the court decision on the transfer to the use of the Russian Ministry of Property of the Crimea, the property of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine Cathedral of the Holy and Equal-to-the Apostles Volodymyr and Olha in Simferopol was "looted and destroyed", Archbishop Klyment of the Crimean Diocese of the OCU told Krym.Realii.

  • 23 May 2019, 13:43 | Religious intolerance and vandalism | 

    Vandals damage St Volodymyr monument in Canada

    In Winnipeg, Manitoba, unknown persons desecrated the monument to the Holy Prince Volodymyr the Baptist – they broke off and stole his head. Also, the intruders cut off the cross in the hands of St. Volodymyr. Historian Serhiy Shumylo wrote it on Facebook.

  • 2 May 2019, 10:26 | Scandals, crime | 

    Adherents of Moscow Patriarchate severely beat two elderly OCU believers in Volyn

    Adherents of the Moscow Patriarchate violently beat two supporters of the transition to the Orthodox Church of Ukraine, who guarded a church in the village of Chetvertnya, Manevytsi district of Volyn.

  • 28 March 2019, 10:53 | Religious intolerance and vandalism | 

    Occupiers seize only church belonging to OCU in Simferopol

    On March 27, the Orthodox Church of Ukraine in Crimea suffered a new encroachment on freedom of religion by the occupation authorities. Archbishop Yevstratiy (Zorya) of Nizhyn and Chernihiv wrote this on his Facebook page, according to Priamyy.

  • 27 March 2019, 15:00 | Religious intolerance and vandalism | 

    Occupiers in Crimea held mass raids as part of Hizb ut-Tahrir case

    The employees of the FSB, the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia and Rosgvardiya raided at least 25 houses of the Crimean Tatars in the annexed Crimea on March 27 as part of criminal cases against several Crimean residents suspected of participating in the activities of the Islamic political party Hizb ut-Tahrir in Russia.

  • 14 March 2019, 10:14 | Religious intolerance and vandalism | 

    SBU detains member of Russian Writers’ Union for inciting religious hatred

    Employees of the Security Service of Ukraine in Cherkasy curtailed the dissemination of materials fueling religious hatred.

  • 22 January 2019, 11:03 | Religious intolerance and vandalism | 

    UOC-MP priest drives ATO soldier’s daughter out of church for being baptized in UGCC and praying in Ukrainian

    In the town of Bershad, Vinnytsya Oblast, a priest of the UOC-Moscow Patriarchate drove out of the church a woman who was baptized in the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church and prayed in Ukrainian, not allowing her to become a godmother for a newborn child.

  • 22 November 2018, 12:37 | Religious intolerance and vandalism | 

    Three Polish students attempted to light flares at Lychankiv cemetery in Lviv, detained

    On Thursday, November 22, at about 11:00, three Polish students, who tried to fire the flares on one of the fields of the Lychakiv cemetery, were detained. This was announced by Lviv Deputy Mayor on development Andriy Moskalenko, ZAXID.NET reports.

  • 29 August 2018, 12:33 | Religious intolerance and vandalism | 

    Black man and hijab-wearing woman refused entry to a restaurant in Sumy

    In Sumy, a young couple were not let into the restaurant at a pretext that they are foreigners. The waiters identified their citizenship based on the skin color of the male and the female's Muslim outfit. They demanded the visitors to show passports, but the latter refused and stood up for their rights, TSN reports.

  • 22 August 2018, 09:49 | Religious intolerance and vandalism | 

    Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine denounces attempt to hamper construction of the first UGCC church in Bila Tserkva

    Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine condemned the act of vandalism, committed on the night of August 17-18, 2018 in Bila Tserkva. A group of intruders knocked down a concrete fence at the construction site of the Nativity Church, the first church of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church in the city. An official comment by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on this issue was published on the Ministry's official site.

  • 20 July 2018, 11:11 | International relations | 

    H.Hopko partakes in roundtable on religious freedoms

    The head of the Foreign Affairs Committee Hanna Hopko took part in a roundtable on religious freedoms. She also met with Samuel D. Brownback, the United States Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom.

  • 5 July 2018, 10:41 | Freedom of Conscience | 

    Russian occupants in Donetsk region intend to ban religious organizations that are not registered anew under their laws

    The authorities of the so-called “Donetsk People's Republic” issued a decree banning the activities of the current religious organizations that have not undergone re-registration.

  • 26 June 2018, 15:26 | Religious intolerance and vandalism | 

    RCC bishops in Ukraine denounce attacks against Roma people

    On June 25, 2018, the conference of the Roman Catholic bishops in Ukraine issued a statement condemning the attacks on Roma camps, Rkc.lviv.ua reports.

  • 18 June 2018, 13:44 | National religious question | 

    Memorial to four church ministers killed by the DNR militants unveiled in Slovyansk

    In Slovyansk, Donetsk region, a memorial was opened to commemorate the four servants of the local Protestant church “Transfiguration of the Lord”, whom the Russian mercenaries had abducted, tortured and killed four years ago.

  • 15 May 2018, 10:28 | Religious intolerance and vandalism | 

    Muslims continually arrested in occupied Crimea

    In the Russian- occupied Crimea, the village of. Baidary (Orlyne, Sevastopol) the raids were conducted early in the morning on May 10, 2018. According to their results, several Crimean Muslim Tatars were arrested, reports “Religion in Ukraine” citing Islam.in.ua.

  • 11 May 2018, 11:28 | International relations | 

    Russia named responsible for deterioration of religious freedom in annexed Crimea and occupied Donbas

    The Russian-occupied separatist parastates of the Lugansk People’s Republic (LNR) and Donetsk People’s Republic (DNR) in eastern Ukraine remain heavily militarized war zones policed by parallel ministries of state security.