International relations

  • 11 January 2019, 10:32 | International relations | 

    US State Department officially reacted to Tomos

    The January 6th announcement of autocephaly for an independent Orthodox Church of Ukraine marks a historic achievement as Ukraine seeks to chart its own future.

  • 2 January 2019, 11:08 | International relations | 

    Patriarch Bartholomew wishes Crimean Tatars quick return to Homeland

    The leader of the Crimean Tatars, MP Mustafa Dzhemilev will be present at the handing over of the Tomos to the Primate of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine, Metropolitan Epifaniy, in Istanbul. As Dzhemilev shared, he had already met with the Ecumenical Patriarch and had a conversation with him.

  • 2 January 2019, 10:30 | International relations | 

    Poroshenko: Russia holds tight on UOC-MP

    Russia holds tight on its ecclesiastical network in Ukraine, considering it as an extensive channel of influence. Such an opinion was expressed by President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko in a column for the special project Novoye Vremya “World in 2019,” has reported citing Novoye Vremya.

  • 21 December 2018, 12:11 | International relations | 

    Epifaniy met with US Ambassador

    Ambassador of the United States to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch met with the head of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine Epifaniy on December 20 at St Michael’s Monastery of Vydubichi. This is reported by the Kyiv diocesan authorities.

  • 20 December 2018, 13:07 | International relations | 

    AUCCRO calls on Kremlin to release Ukrainian sailors and other captives

    Heads of Ukrainian Churches and Religious Organizations demand that the Russian authorities release Ukrainian sailors from under arrest, following the Russian armed aggression in the Kerch Strait three weeks ago.

  • 19 December 2018, 08:21 | International relations | 

    US Secretary of State Pompeo had telephone conversation with Metropolitan Epifaniy

    US Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo talked on the phone with the Primate of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine Metropolitan Epifaniy, the State Department said in a statement on December 18, according to Radio Liberty.

  • 15 December 2018, 20:59 | International relations | 

    USA greets Ukraine on creation of one Local Church

    The US Embassy in Kyiv congratulated Ukrainians on the formation of the Local Church, and Metropolitan Epifaniy with his election to the office of its Primate. This is stated on the Twitter page of the diplomatic office, according to UNIAN.

  • 25 November 2018, 15:42 | International relations | 

    Head of UGCC and Argentinean officials discussed Holodomor and socio-political situation in Ukraine

    On November 24, 2018, Patriarch Sviatoslav met with representatives of the Government of Argentina, the Embassy in Ukraine and the Ukrainian Diaspora from Argentina in the Patriarchal Residence of the Patriarchal Center of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church in Kyiv.

  • 21 November 2018, 13:14 | Miracles | view photo | view video | 

    Naples miracle: St Januarius' blood melts in Patriarch Sviatoslav’s hands

    On Sunday, November 18, the Ukrainian community in Italy marked the 85th anniversary of the Holodomor. On this occasion, Cardinal Crescenzio Sepe, Archbishop of Naples, displayed for veneration the most important relic of his eparchy - a vial with the blood of a saint, Martyr Januarius. At the final moment of laying the relics into the repository, the blood clot of Saint Januarius dissolved in the hands of Patriarch Sviatoslav, according to the Department of Information of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church.

  • 17 November 2018, 22:51 | Vatican | 

    Nuncio: Europe's churches gather EUR 16 million for affected persons in Donbas

    The Pope for Ukraine Initiative was implemented in Europe to help victims of hostilities in the east of Ukraine on the initiative of Pope Francis.

  • 8 November 2018, 10:01 | International relations | 

    Poroshenko meets with Primate of Finnish Orthodox Church

    During the working visit to Finland, President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko met with Primate of the Finnish Orthodox Church His Eminence Archbishop Leo, the president’s press service reported on Wednesday evening.

  • 3 November 2018, 13:08 | International relations | 

    Head of UGCC and German diplomat discuss the process of Orthodoxy unification and religious freedom in Ukraine

    On November 2, Head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, His Beatitude Svyatoslav, met with Sebastian Gromig, the Chair of the Department of Culture of the German Embassy in Ukraine. During the meeting, which was held at the request of the German side, the current religious situation in Ukraine was discussed.

  • 26 October 2018, 13:35 | International relations | 

    Bucharest does not believe in Russian fake news on alleged persecutions of Romanian community once the Tomos is issued

    The disguised interests of Russian-backed entities are responsible for the dissemination in the media of fake information about possible persecution of the Romanian Orthodox community of Ukraine as a result of autocephaly being granted to the Ukrainian Orthodox Church.

  • 26 October 2018, 11:47 | International relations | 

    US State Department special representative: Ukraine is entitled to its own independent church

    Ukrainians have the right to settle their religious issues as they see fit, said US Ambassador Sam Brownback on International Religious Freedom, answering the question of Radio Liberty on the eve of the Day of Religious Freedom.

  • 19 October 2018, 11:10 | Freedom of Conscience | 

    Ukraine speaks in OSCE about religious persecutions in occupied territories

    All religious communities, except the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (the Moscow Patriarchate), are prosecuted in the occupied territories of Crimea and Donbas.

  • 18 October 2018, 12:44 | International relations | 

    Ukraine-NATO commission meeting discusses Russian threats against autocephaly

    On October 17, a meeting of the NATO-Ukraine Commission was held in Brussels, with participation of the Minister for Temporarily Occupied Territories of Ukraine, Vadym Chernysh. The details of the meeting were communicated to UNN by the press service of the Ukrainian Mission to the NATO.

  • 12 October 2018, 18:48 | International relations | 

    Putin has lost Ukraine, US diplomat says

    "They [Russian leaders] are driving the Ukrainian people away from their historic relationship with Russia," Kurt Volker, the US state department's special envoy on Ukraine, told press in Brussels on Thursday (11 October).

  • 5 October 2018, 10:00 | International relations | 

    European Baptist Federation representatives meet with Poroshenko after the trip to Donbas

    President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko met with representatives of the Council of the European Baptist Federation, who spoke about Russian aggression against the country, the press service of the Head of State reported. It was cited by Segodnya.

  • 5 October 2018, 09:01 | International relations | 

    US Senate recognized Holodomor in Ukraine as genocide

    The United States Senate has recognized the Holodomor of 1932-1933 as a genocide of the Ukrainian people, the embassy of Ukraine in Washington reports.

  • 28 September 2018, 10:48 | International relations | 

    UGCC bishop to Berlin, Germany congress participants: In Europe, war between Russia and Ukraine still ongoing

    Bishop Bohdan Dzyurah, the secretary of the Synod of Bishops of the UGCC, spoke at the 22nd International Renaissance Congress on the topic “Memorial and Awakening. Ways to reconciliation in Europe” held on September 26-28 in Berlin, Religion in Ukraine reports, citing the official website of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church.