Religious intolerance and vandalism

  • 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.

  • 2 May 2018, 12:53 | Religious intolerance and vandalism | 

    In the Rivne region vandals desecrated the grave of Rabbi Maharsha

    Rabbi Maharsha died in the town of Ostrog in 1631, and was buried in the Jewish cemetery. In the 1990s, according to old documents it was discovered his burial place, and later there was built a prayer hall and the tomb restored.

  • 26 December 2017, 11:47 | Scandals, crime | 

    Anti-Semitic slogans painted on 3 Jewish buildings in Odessa, Ukraine

  • 17 October 2017, 10:16 | Religious intolerance and vandalism | 

    Stations of the Cross at Lviv’s Vysokyy Zamok destroyed by vandals

  • 5 October 2017, 13:20 | Freedom of Conscience | 

    Baptist pastors banned entry to DNR

    It is often the case that in the districts of Donetsk region districts the separatists of the Donetsk People's Republic prohibit entry to ministers, the leaders of local Baptist communities, Religion in Ukraine reports citing the website of Baptists in Ukraine.

  • 5 September 2017, 14:05 | Religious intolerance and vandalism | 

    Persons involved in the attacks on the temple of the UOC-KP must be imposed sanctions

    Ukrainian activists will appeal to the international community urging to impose personal sanctions against those involved in the attack on August 31 on the Church of the Equal-to-The-Apostolic Princess Olga and Prince Volodymyr of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Kyiv Patriarchate in Simferopol.

  • 5 September 2017, 10:15 | Religious intolerance and vandalism | 

    Church is planned to be turned into a communal grave

    Archbishop Klyment of Simferopol and Crimea of the UOC-KP demands from the Crimean branch of the FSB of Russia to investigate into the actions of the security forces who blocked the temple of the Holy Equal-to-the Apostles Princess Olga and Prince Volodymyr in Simferopol on August 31, as well as to ensure the safety of the parishioners. Archbishop Klyment plans to file the relevant appeal with such requirements to the Kremlin-controlled Crimean government and the FSB of the annexed Crimea in the near future.

  • 4 September 2017, 11:10 | Religious intolerance and vandalism | 

    President Poroshenko calls to stop attacks on the Ukrainian Church in Crimea

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko called unacceptable the attack on the Church of the Holy and Equal-to-the Apostles Prince Volodymyr and Olga of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Kyiv Patriarchate in Simferopol in the occupied Crimea. The President’s press-service reports him as saying this during a meeting with the Heads of Churches and Heroes of Ukraine on September 2, 2017.

  • 2 September 2017, 10:56 | Religious intolerance and vandalism

    MFA of Ukraine requests Russia to stop religious persecutions in Crimea

    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine has issued a statement on blocking by the Russian occupation authorities of the main Church of the UOC-KP in Crimea. The document contains a request for the Russian Federation “to immediately restore the unhindered access of believers of the UOC-KP to the church in Simferopol, to stop religious persecution and interference with the activities of the Crimean diocese of the UOC-KP and to ensure the fulfillment of obligations under international law.”

  • 31 August 2017, 13:20 | Religious intolerance and vandalism | 

    Law enforcement in Crimea block the church of Kyiv Patriarchate

    In Crimea, on the morning of August 31, Russian secret services blocked the church of St. Equal-to-the-Apostolic Princes Olga and Volodymyr of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Kyiv Patriarchate in Simferopol. Archbishop Klyment of Simferopol and Crimea of the UOC-KP reported it to Krym.Realii

  • 16 August 2017, 11:24 | Religious intolerance and vandalism | 

    The US Department of State report on the religious situation in Ukraine in 2016

    The release of the 2016 International Religious Freedom Report details the status of religious freedom in 199 countries and territories, and provides insights as to significant and growing challenges.

  • 15 August 2017, 10:23 | Religious intolerance and vandalism | 

    In Crimea, occupants destroyed a Muslim cemetery to build cottages

    In Crimea near the children's camp “Artek” a Muslim cemetery was destroyed. This was done to build on its territory the cottages for guests of the facility. It was reported by RBC-Ukraine with reference to Crimean News.

  • 9 August 2017, 12:00 | Religious intolerance and vandalism | 

    Russian authorities searched the Mullah’s house in Crimea

    Russian occupation forces in the occupied Crimea came to search the house of a resident of the village of Kirovske, Umer Emirimzayev, activist Abdullah Yakubov wrote on his Facebook page. “The search began around 7:30, the house is surrounded, people are gathering in support of Erimazaev,” he wrote, UNIAN has reported.