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  • 3 April 2019, 10:10 | International relations | 

    Archbishop Yevstratiy (Zoria): Clergy and faithful of the OCU are systematically persecuted in the occupied territories

    During a special meeting with the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, Archbishop Yevstratiy (Zoria) referred to the systematic persecution of the clergy and faithful of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine which takes place in the occupied territories of Ukraine – in Crimea and in separate districts of Donbas - by those who control these territories now.

  • 29 March 2019, 12:40 | Land and property problems | 

    Occupation authorities of Crimea to take OCU to court

    The Russian authorities in Crimea filed a lawsuit with the requirement to vacate the building in the center of Simferopol, which is now held by the Orthodox Church of Ukraine (OCU). The Minister of Land and Property Relations of Crimea, Anna Aniukhina, told the Russian news agency TASS that the OCU failed to re-register the necessary documents and “is out of the legal framework”, Krym.Realii report.

  • 29 March 2019, 09:59 | Temples, church property | 

    A building for FSB officers to be built in Simferopol on OCU cathedral allocated plot

    No church of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine will remain in Simferopol, in the occupied Crimea. Instead of the church, the occupiers started building on the plot housing units for Russian FSB employees. A cathedral may further be built nearby, but the one of the Russsian Orthodox Church, according to Fakty.

  • 28 March 2019, 10:53 | Religious intolerance and vandalism | 

    Occupiers seize only church belonging to OCU in Simferopol

    On March 27, the Orthodox Church of Ukraine in Crimea suffered a new encroachment on freedom of religion by the occupation authorities. Archbishop Yevstratiy (Zorya) of Nizhyn and Chernihiv wrote this on his Facebook page, according to Priamyy.

  • 21 March 2019, 09:57 | Freedom of Conscience | 

    Russian law-enforcement in Crimea search members of Jehovah's Witnesses that is banned in Russia

    The searches were conducted from 7:00 in the morning in the houses of seven Crimea residents in Yalta, Hurzuf, and other settlements. As the representative of the Center of Jehovah's Witnesses in Ukraine, Ivan Riger, said, “the searches were conducted in the homes of a father of two young children, a doctor and average working people.” This is reported by Krym.Realii.

  • 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.

  • 3 December 2018, 10:21 | Monitoring

    CRIMEA: Up to 10 years' jail for Muslims, Jehovah's Witness?

    In "extremism" criminal cases opened by Russia's FSB in occupied Crimea, four Muslims face imminent trial, while Jehovah's Witness Sergei Filatov is under investigation. They face up to 10 years' jail. The Muslims "simply gathered in the local mosque to discuss religious questions", a lawyer stated. "We simply ask the authorities to respect our rights to meet together and read the Bible," Filatov told Forum 18.

  • 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.

  • 6 November 2018, 17:21 | Monitoring

    Russia uses Kerch mass killing for hate campaign against Jehovah’s Witnesses

    There seems no end to the uses that Russian state propaganda will make of the tragic mass killing in occupied Kerch on October 17. After falsely claiming that the suspected killer “looked like a Tatar”, Russian or Russian-controlled media continued to claim some kind of ‘Ukrainian link’ and even connect the massacre to ‘Right Sector’, the Ukrainian nationalist organization which Russia has demonized since early 2014. The latest target for what is essentially a hate campaign has become the Jehovah’s Witnesses. Although here too any link is pure speculation.

  • 13 September 2017, 10:43 | Freedom of Conscience | 

    One more Muslim detained in occupied Crimea

    Russian security forces conducted a search on September 13 at Renat Paralamov's house in the Crimean village of Nizhnogorsk and detained him.

  • 4 September 2017, 11:10 | Religious intolerance and vandalism | 

    President Poroshenko calls to stop attacks on the Ukrainian Church in Crimea

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko called unacceptable the attack on the Church of the Holy and Equal-to-the Apostles Prince Volodymyr and Olga of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Kyiv Patriarchate in Simferopol in the occupied Crimea. The President’s press-service reports him as saying this during a meeting with the Heads of Churches and Heroes of Ukraine on September 2, 2017.

  • 17 November 2015, 10:04 | Religious intolerance and vandalism | 

    Mosque thrown by bricks in Crimea

    Unknown people broke the windows in the mosque in Crimea, having pelted the building with bricks.

  • 19 May 2015, 10:17 | Church-state relations | 

    About 1% of religious communities reregistered in Crimea,according to Ministry of Culture

    In Crimea, about one percent of religious communitieshave been reregisteredunder the legislation of the Russian Federation. This was announced today during the committee hearings on “The issue of temporarily occupied territory of Crimea and Sevastopol,” Deputy Minister of Culture of Ukraine RostyslavKarandeyev, was reported as saying this by RBK-Ukraine.