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  • 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".

  • 7 November 2019, 10:29 | Scandals, crime | 

    Court confiscates funds allocated by Russia to oppose OCU

    Pechersk District Court of Kyiv granted permission to confiscate $5 thousand for the benefit of the state, which was intended to persuade people into toppling the constitutional order (Part 1 Article 109 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine).

  • 3 November 2019, 11:40 | Land and property problems | 

    UOC-MP representatives sprayed pepper gas during the OCU worship

    On November 1, in the villages of Stara Zhadova and Mykhalcha in the Storozhynets district of Bukovyna, representatives of religious communities made their decision regarding the continued use of the disputed religious buildings.

  • 2 November 2019, 12:08 | Religion and policy | 

    Occupation authorities of Crimea set to demolish a church of OCU in Yevpatoria

    Archbishop Klyment says the OCU has received a subpoena for November 6 in the city court.

  • 31 October 2019, 12:10 | Religion and society | 

    A new funeral ceremony for military personnel has been developed in Ukraine

    The new ceremony will be introduced by the end of this year. It should be noted that relatives can refuse the official ritual.

  • 30 October 2019, 14:42 | Religion and policy | 

    Attacking the Church of Ukraine: the Kremlin turns the orthodox world into a battlefield

    Religion is a major topic for the pro-Kremlin disinformation outlets. Europe has lost its Christian roots. Jews aim at exterminating all non-Jews. NATO is destroying the Orthodox Church. The West is accused of employing religion as a weapon. Sooner or later, Luciferis summoned by the pro-Kremlin disinformation outlets. The theological concept “autocephaly”, rarely met outside Spelling-Bee Contests, yields 20 results in the Disinformation Database, EUvsDisinfo reports.

  • 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.

  • 23 October 2019, 14:52 | Religion and society | 

    Bishops of the UGCC said a decisive “No” to violence in all its manifestations

    On October 14, the Synod of Bishops of the UGCC has released the Message on protection of children, minors and vulnerable persons from various types of violence.

  • 20 October 2019, 11:40 | Religion and policy | 

    Crimean defendants in "Hizb ut-Tahrir case" might be committed to a psychiatric hospital

    Russian investigators want to arrange an examination of the defendants in the second Simferopol "case of Hizb ut-Tahrir" in a psychiatric hospital, Eden Semedlyaev, the lawyer of Remzi Bekirov told Krym.Realii

  • 18 October 2019, 11:19 | Religion and society | 

    Avakov is asked to assess the police who lobby interests of OCU-MP in Vinnytsia

    The head of the regional Department for nationalities and religions Ihor Saletsky, who was dismissed from the office, appealed to Arsen Avakov so that he figured out why the National Police in Vinnytsia "supports" the OCU-MP and does not register the statements of members of the OCU.

  • 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.

  • 16 October 2019, 10:06 | Religion and policy | 

    Russian propagandist came to Kyiv to raise funds for UOC-MP church

    The announcer of Russia-1 TV channel and CEO of Russia's Spas TV channel Borys Korchevnikov, who is included in the Peacemaker database, came to Kyiv and stated that he was raising money for the restoration of the church of Agapit Pechersky and Luke of the Crimean UOC MP.

  • 9 October 2019, 09:18 | Charity, social service | 

    Germany allocates EUR 7 million for community development in Ukraine

    On October 8, 2019, UKRINFORM hosted a press conference themed “7 million euros for community development in Ukraine: grants from German government agencies”.

  • 6 October 2019, 10:19 | Religion and society | 

    Greek Catholics to hold All-Ukrainian Forum “Social Service of the Family" in Kyiv

    On Saturday, October 12, 2019, the All-Ukrainian Forum of social service of the UGCC entitled "Social Service of the Family" will be held in Kyiv for the third time. The organizers of the event – the Department of Social Service of the UGCC together with Caritas Ukraine and the charitable Organization "Lviv Educational Foundation".

  • 4 October 2019, 10:10 | Religion and policy | 

    UOC-MP are campaigning for "Steinmeier formula"

    UOC-MP Metropolitan Luka of Zaporizhzhya and MP Vadym Novynsky almost unanimously support the so-called ‘Steinmeier formula’.

  • 23 September 2019, 14:23 | Religion and society | 

    Greek Catholic nun in Ternopil Region adopts nine children

    The first family-type orphanage was created in Chortkiv in early September. Now it is home to nine children, who were adopted by a nun, Sister Josaphata. The mother of a large family told the readers of “20 Minutes” how to raise children in a large family and what prompted her to such a decision.

  • 21 September 2019, 11:04 | Land and property problems | 

    UN demands not to evict Crimean Diocese of OCU from the Cathedral

    The UN Human Rights Committee once again demands from Russia not to evict the Crimean Diocese of the OCU from the Cathedral. This was reported on Facebook by Serhiy Zayets, a representative of the parishioners, an expert of the Regional Human Rights Center, Telegraph reports.

  • 19 September 2019, 16:27 | Freedom of Conscience | 

    Human rights activists urged the OSCE to monitor religious persecution in Crimea and Donbas

    On September 19, a special event dedicated to the issues of religious freedom in the Russian-occupied Ukrainian territories of Crimea and Donbas was held as part of the annual OSCE conference in Warsaw. The event, organized by the Center for Civil Liberties in partnership with the Institute of Religious Freedom, was attended by diplomats of OSCE participating countries, religious figures and social activists.

  • 19 September 2019, 11:17 | Religion and society | 

    From “mine-clearing of hearts” to marijuana legalization: All-Ukrainian Council of Churches discussed challenges with Avakov

    The leadership of the Ministry of Internal Affairs discussed with the All-Ukrainian Council of Churches and Religious Organizations the directions and practical frameworks of further cooperation.

  • 18 September 2019, 11:36 | Land and property problems | 

    Archbishop Klyment of OCU appeals against eviction from the temple

    Archbishop Klyment of the Crimean diocese of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine lodged an appeal to the court in Russian Kaluga against the decision of the Russian 21st Arbitration Court of Appeal in Sevastopol, which upheld the decision to terminate the lease of the premises of the Cathedral of the OCU in Simferopol. Archbishop Klyment told it to Krym.Realii on September 17.