Donetsk region

  • 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, 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.

  • 13 September 2017, 11:05 | Religion and policy | 

    ‘Russian World’ to be taught at Christian ethic classes in Donetsk People’s Republic

    Metropolitan Mytrofan (Nikitin) of Horlivka and Slovyansk of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate) blessed the preparation of teachers for a new subject, “Christian Ethics,” in the temporarily occupied territories of Donbas.

  • 6 September 2017, 11:31 | Protests and conflicts | view video | 

    UOC-KP community in Kostyantynivka forced under the authority of the Moscow Patriarchate

  • 2 August 2017, 12:55 | UGCC | 

    UGCC receives a building for pastoral care in Severodonetsk

    On August 1, 2017, the Pastoral-social mission of the UGCC in Severodonetsk received a two-storied building (900 square meters) in the center of the city. Thanks to the participation of Bishop Stepan, the Donetsk Exarch of the UGCC, and the assistance of the benefactors from Renovabis Fund, it was possible to get this space, which would be in line with the task of the Pastoral-Social Mission - to be the spiritual and social center of the local community life.

  • 16 May 2017, 09:36 | Terrorism

    Donetsk militants agree to put on exchange lists religious scholar Ihor Kozlovskyy

    “It is important that all parties recognize that Ukraine has completed hard work and demonstrated compromise, progress, which brings us closer to the release of hostages. Another side has finally promised in the format of trilateral contact group that when negotiating the final lists Ihor Kozlovskyy will be included. The only question is when the other party stops inventing flimsy reasons for the delay and we agree on the date of release,” Gerashchenko said.

  • 25 April 2017, 10:41 | Charity, social service

    RCC opens in Slovyansk a rehabilitation center for people with war trauma

    On April 24, 2017, a psychological rehabilitation center PROMYR intended for people with trauma of war was opened in Slovyansk. The event gathered many guests not only from Donetsk region. Attending the opening were MPs of Ukraine Hanna Hopko, Commissioner of the President of Ukraine for Children's Rights, Chairman of the Initiatives “Pope for Ukraine” Bishop Jan Sobilo.

  • 14 March 2017, 11:38 | Extraordinary situations

    Rabbi Vyshedski: almost a third of Jews have moved from Donbas to Israel since 2014

    Eight thousand Jews of Donbas out of thirty have moved to permanent residence in Israel since 2014. This was reported on Radio "Donbas.Realiyi" by Chief Rabbi of Donbass and a community of IDPs Pinchas Vyshedski.