Donetsk region

  • 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, 09:29 | Orthodox Church of Ukraine | 

    Religious community of OCU created in Donbass

    In Donbas, the process of registration of yet another religious community of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine has begun. At this time, a community in Volnovakha is planning to join the unified local Church, which is headed by the Abbot of the Church of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker, Hegumen Fr Makariy.

  • 16 August 2019, 10:24 | Terrorism | 

    Pro-Russian militants involve priests in provocations on the front

    On the direction of Prymorsk city, Pro-Russian mercenaries provoke Ukrainian defenders. In particular – the do it with the involvement of priests. Meanwhile, they take advantage of Ukrainian soldiers not shooting in response, they strengthen their positions and bring up ammunition, reports "5 kanal", Ukrainian television station.

  • 14 August 2019, 11:26 | Religion and society | 

    A pastor-chaplain from Mariupol with six sons has conquered Mont Blanc

    AA pastor, chaplain, founder of the rehabilitation centre for street children "Respublika Pilihrym" (Mariupol) Hennadii Mokhnenko has climbed with his children to Mont Blanc. Together with the Mariupol, family, there were five accompanying persons and a film crew.

  • 17 July 2019, 11:37 | Temples, church property | 

    "Persecuted" UOC Moscow Patriarchate erects news churches in Dioceses of Odesa, Ternopil, Severodonetsk

    The faithful of the UOC-Moscow Patriarchate continue to build new churches. Over the past week, new churches in Odessa and Ternopil regions, as well as a chapel in the Severodonetsk Diocese were consecrated. This is reported by the Orthodox life.

  • 3 May 2019, 11:53 | International relations | 

    Ukraine urges OSCE SMM to investigate seizure of OCU church in occupied area of Donetsk region

    Ukraine urges the OSCE SMM to check reports that the Russian occupation administration has confiscated the church and church property of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine (OCU) in the village of Kuznetsovo-Mykhailivka.

  • 29 April 2019, 09:27 | Faith and weapon | 

    Occupiers opened fire three times at Easter

    In the past few days, the armed formations of the Russian Federation violated the cease-fire regime three times, two of them with the use of a 82 mm mortar, banned by the Minsk agreements.

  • 5 March 2019, 09:58 | Terrorism | 

    LPR terrorists prepare trial over 82-year-old Protestant pastor

    Today, on March 5, in Luhansk, a “trial” will be held over an 82-year-old Protestant pastor, Anatoliy Tolstenko. The militants presented charges to the clergyman as he was celebrating the Divine Service.

  • 1 March 2019, 09:46 | UOC (MP) | 

    ROC collects personal data of Ukrainians and incites religious confrontation in Donetsk region, says region leader

    The Russian Orthodox Church is currently the only organization threatening inter-confessional peace and understanding within Ukrainian-controlled areas of Donetsk region. Head of the Donetsk Regional Military-Civilian Administration Oleksandr Kuts was reported by TSN as saying this.

  • 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.