• 20 March 2019, 11:09 | Islam | 

    Mufti Said Ismagilov urges to avoid visiting new mosque in occupied Crimea

    Mufti of the Religious Administration of Muslims of Ukraine "Ummah" Said Ismagilov called on religious leaders from all over the world not to attend the opening of a new mosque in the occupied Crimea. He wrote about it in Facebook, according to Ukrinform.

  • 16 March 2019, 11:52 | Religion and policy | 

    In the course of five years under occupation, Crimea returned to close-minded stagnant period of the USSR, Archbishop Klyment of the OCU says

    These days mark five years of the events that led to the seizure of Crimea. Archbishop Klyment of Simferopol and Crimea of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine said in an interview with Glavkom, as he recalled the events of five years ago and the so-called “referendum”.

  • 13 March 2019, 10:12 | Religion and policy | 

    Occupiers set to demolish OCU church in Yevpatoria

    The occupiers of Crimea started issuing warrants on the church of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine in Yevpatoria alleging its illegal construction and requiring to demolish it. Archbishop Yevstratiy (Zorya) of Chernihiv and Nizhyn of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine said this to UNN

  • 15 February 2019, 11:16 | International relations | 

    Ukraine calls on OSCE to address issue of persecution of OCU in Crimea

    Ukraine calls on the OSCE executive bodies, including the Special Monitoring Mission, to address the persecution of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church in the occupied Crimea.

  • 13 February 2019, 10:32 | Orthodox Church of Ukraine | 

    Occupiers name requirements for OCU in Crimea

    Russian occupiers want the church to be registered as a religious organization in the territory of Russia. Then they allegedly will grant the premises for permanent free use.

  • 12 February 2019, 15:50 | Church-state relations | 

    Archbishop Klyment wants the West to impose sanctions on organizers of elimination of OCU in Crimea

    If the invaders seize the Cathedral in Simferopol, Archbishop Klyment of Simferopol and Crimea will ask the international community to impose personal sanctions on the organizers of the elimination of the OCU in Crimea. He stated this at a press conference “Elimination of the Ukrainian Church in the Occupied Crimea,” Ukrinform reported.

  • 9 February 2019, 10:19 | Land and property problems | 

    Crimean occupation authorities want to seize only OCU church in Simferopol

    In Crimea, the occupation authorities demand that the Orthodox Church of Ukraine “vacate the premises” of the Cathedral of Saints Volodymyr and Olha – the only OCU church in Simferopol.

  • 9 January 2019, 11:45 | Church-state relations | 

    Occupiers liquidate Baptist religious organization in Sevastopol

    Sevastopol City Court upheld the claim by the Ministry of Justice to liquidate the local religious organization Grace, The Church of Evangelical Christians-Baptists and eliminate the data from the Unified State Register of Legal Entities, Interfax has reported.

  • 26 December 2018, 12:02 | Religion and policy | 

    Muslims are not terrorists: flash mob to support Crimean Tatars goes global

    Crimean Tatars from different parts of the world take part in a flash mob, organized on the eve of sentencing of the individuals of Bakhchisaray's Hizb ut-Tahrir case.

  • 2 December 2018, 11:27 | Religion and policy | 

    In Crimea, clergymen of UOC (MP) blessed anti-aircraft missile system of the Russian Armed Forces

    On November 29, in the occupied Dzhankoy, the fourth division of the anti-aircraft missile complex C-400 of the Armed Forces of Russia took up combat duty, Krym.Realiy reported citing the Russian media and the press service of the Black Sea Fleet of Russia.

  • 18 November 2018, 12:46 | Church-state relations | 

    Jehovah's Witnesses searched in Crimea, some detained

    In the annexed Dzhankoi, Russian FSB officers have raided and detained at several addresses possible members of Jehovah's Witnesses. This organization is banned in Russia, and is de facto banned in the annexed Crimea.

  • 30 October 2018, 11:41 | Religion and society | 

    Emirali Ablaev re-elected Crimean Mufti

    Emirali Ablaev was re-elected the Mufti of Crimea for the next five years. The vote was held during the sixth Kurultay of the Crimean Tatars held in Simferopol. According to Islam Today, several hundred delegates from all regions of the peninsula took part.

  • 9 July 2018, 12:05 | Religion and policy | 

    Russia automatically qualifies Crimean Tatar Muslims as terrorists

    Oleg Sentsov, a Kremlin's prisoner, is on a hunger strike demanding to release all Ukrainian political prisoners. They are over 60 only according to official information. Among them, 24 are held captive in the Russian Federation, 40 - in the Crimea. And every week new searches and arrests take place on the peninsula. Russia automatically qualifies as terrorists the Crimean Tatars who profess Islam, Channel 24 reports.

  • 6 July 2018, 11:39 | Religion and policy | 

    Crimean Archbishop of the UOC-KP turns to Putin regarding Ukrainian political prisoners

    Archbishop Klyment (Kushch) of Simferopol and Crimea, head of the Crimean diocese of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Kyiv Patriarchate, published his appeal to the Russian president on July 5 on the release of Ukrainian political prisoners in the territory of the Russian Federation, “Religion in Ukraine” reports.

  • 3 July 2018, 11:54 | Religion and policy | 

    ROC administrator visits Crimea without permission of Ukrainian authorities

    From June 25 to 29, 2018, Metropolitan Varsonofiy (Sudakov) of St. Petersburg and Ladoga), at the invitation of Metropolitan Lazar of the Simferopol and Crimean UOC-MP, made a visit to the occupied Crimea.

  • 2 July 2018, 10:37 | Religion and policy | 

    FSB framed up a case of putting on fire the Crimean Mufti’s house to bring discredit to the Medjlis

    The leader of the Crimean Tatars, MP of Ukraine Mustafa Dzhemilev claims that the criminal case against Yerol Veliyev whom Russian FSB charged with extremism, who is an assistant to Dzhemilev, was framed up by Russian FSB investigators in order to bring discredit to the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people.

  • 27 June 2018, 11:49 | UGCC | 

    Every UGCC parishioner in Crimea must submit their passport data and be on the parish list

    Fr Oleksiy Gorobets-Dolmatov, member of the Basilian Order of St. Josaphat, told the Ukrainian service of the Polish Radio told about the situation of the UGCC in Crimea.

  • 5 June 2018, 10:14 | Protests and conflicts | 

    Russian authorities destroy the unfinished mosque in Crimea

    Fazil Ibraimov, one of the protest activists, was arrested on February 15, 2018 in Simferopol, two criminal cases were instituted against him. He is currently detained at the pretrial detention center of Simferopol.

  • 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

  • 27 April 2018, 11:38 | International relations | 

    Russia restricts religious freedom in Crimea

    Russian repressive laws have “significantly reduced religious freedom” in the annexed Crimea, in particular, Russia has refused to register the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Kyiv Patriarchate on the peninsula. This is stated in the annual report of the US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF), which documented violations of freedom of religion in 28 countries of the world in 2017, Radio Liberty has reported.