Donetsk region

  • 18 February 2019, 15:34 | International relations | 

    Apostolic Nuncio on return visit to occupied Donetsk

    On Saturday, February 16, 2019, the Apostolic Nuncio in Ukraine, Archbishop Claudio Gugerotti, visited the occupied city of Donetsk.

  • 23 December 2018, 10:46 | Inter-Orthodox relations | 

    Clergy in Donetsk region ready to move to OCU

    In Donetsk region, there is a percentage of priests of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate who will go to the Local Orthodox Church of Ukraine, if the Tomos is received on January 6.

  • 12 November 2018, 10:37 | Faith and weapon | 

    Pastor from Donetsk reveals truth about the Russian World in his chronicles

    Yet another documentary book about the events in Donetsk in 2014-2015 will be released in the near future which was prepared by the volunteer and pastor of the Protestant Church, Serghiy Kosyak. He is more famous due to the large-scale humanitarian aid and support he provided to his fellow countrymen – residents of the front-line region. This is written by Uriadovy Courier.

  • 12 November 2018, 09:54 | Theology and religious education | 

    Protestants set to build educational center in Slovyansk on the model of UCU

    The parishioners of the Good News Church in Slovyansk, Donetsk region are set to build an educational center based on the model of the Ukrainian Catholic University in Lviv. A pastor of the church, Peter Dudnik told the media about it, reports Depo.Donbass citing Cvoi.City.

  • 29 October 2018, 11:21 | Religion and policy | 

    ROC propagandists step up their activities in Donbas

    In East Ukraine, in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions, priests of the Russian Orthodox Church, involved in the propaganda among local residents, have stepped up their activities, said Heorhiy Tuka, Deputy Minister for Temporary Occupied Territories and Internally Displaced Persons of Ukraine, in an interview with Obozrevatel, according to ZN.UA.

  • 26 October 2018, 13:21 | Freedom of Conscience | view video | 

    First Deputy Head of All-Ukrainian Union of Churches of Evangelical Christians-Baptists: International community must see persecutions of believers in occupied territories

    The international community must get to know that the situation with human rights in terms of freedom of religion in the occupied territories in Eastern Ukraine should not be ignored. Believers are suffering, the churches are being persecuted, and the international community must urge the Russian authorities and Russia's governing occupational administrations to stop these persecutions and to restore freedom of religion in Donbas.

  • 28 September 2018, 10:21 | Religion and policy | 

    Supreme Court of DPR bans Jehovah’s Witnesses

    In the occupied territories of Donetsk region, the "Supreme Court" of terrorists recognized the religious organization Jehovah's Witnesses to be extremist. It is reported by Depo.Donbass that cites a website controlled by the DPR.

  • 5 September 2018, 12:01 | UGCC | view video | 

    Priest highlights UGCC situation in Donbas

    A certain stability has been reached for the Ukrainian Greek-Catholic parishes, located in the occupied part of Donbas. But, nevertheless, the majority of them was forced to close down. Father .

  • 27 July 2018, 12:11 | Religion and policy | 

    Zakharchhenko claims there will be no Ukrainian Local Church in DPR

    Russian mercenary Alexander Zakharchenko opposes the creation of the Local Church in Ukraine. According to him -- with arms in his hands -- he will not allow the creation of such a Church on his “own” territory.

  • 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.

  • 3 July 2018, 10:16 | Religion and policy | 

    Repression against believers of different faiths intensify in the occupied territories of Donbas

    Searches at the Al-Amal mosque in occupied Donetsk and its closure, conducted by the so-called State Security Ministry of DPR, is another step towards intensifying repression of believers in this territory, - President of the Center for Religious Studies and International Spiritual Relations Igor Kozlovskyy was reported as saying at a press conference of Ukrinform on July 2.

  • 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.

  • 7 May 2018, 10:23 | Terrorism | 

    Donetsk militants opened fire at a car with a priest

    The fighters of the so-called DPR opened fire at the car with a priest and people who were on humanitarian mission. Fortunately, nobody was seriously injured. Fr. Oleksandr Pavlyuk, as reported by Extraordinary News, wrote it on his Facebook page.

  • 30 March 2018, 10:24 | Terrorism | 

    Security Service of Ukraine investigating into anti-Ukrainian activities of the MP representatives in Donbas

    During the four years of the war in Donbas, the religious and related of the UOC (MP) have been used by Russian intelligence services for conducting intelligence operations, and the clergy representatives of this denomination are involved in terrorist activities and support of militants.

  • 26 March 2018, 10:11 | International relations | 

    The delegation of UN Refugee Agency visited Svyatohorsk Lavra in Donbas

    On March 20, 2018, representatives of the UNHCR Office in Ukraine visited the Holy Assumption Svyatohorsk Lavra during the planned visit to Svyatohorsk of Donetsk region, Religion in Ukraine has reported.

  • 21 February 2018, 12:13 | Charity, social service | 

    Over UAH 2 million allocated to repair the burn care facility in Kramatorsk in eastern Ukraine

    In the city of Kramatorsk, Donetsk region, on February 20, the official opening of the burn care facility of the Communal Medical Establishment No. 3 took place, for which major repairs were allocated UAH 2 389 560.00. This project was carried out by the executive partner of the "Pope for Ukraine" - the Charity Association “Emmanuel”.

  • 31 January 2018, 16:32 | Terrorism | 

    Police finds murderers of Pentecostals in Slovyansk

    The Donetsk regional police solved the killing of four members of the Protestant Church “Transfiguration of the Lord”, which took place in Sllovyansk in 2014, when the city was captured by Russian militants, LB.ua has reported citing the press service of the police.

  • 15 January 2018, 10:12 | Terrorism | view video | 

    Sviatohirsk Lavra of UOC-MP sheltered militants and arms, says general-mayor of Ukrainian Armed Forces

    From the very beginning of the conflict between Ukraine and Russia, terrorists and ammunition were located in the churches of the UOC (the Moscow Patriarchate), in particular in the Sviatohirsk Lavra in Donbas.

  • 22 December 2017, 11:32 | RCC in Ukraine | 

    Apostolic Nuncio to Ukraine visited the faithful in Donetsk

    The Apostolic Nuncio to Ukraine archbishop Claudio Gugerotti visited Catholic faithful in Donetsk. Since April 2014, the city has been controlled by pro-Russian separatists from the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic.

  • 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.