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  • 23 August 2019, 11:04 | Freedom of Conscience | 

    Ukraine speaks at UN about religious persecution in Crimea and Donbas

    Ukraine's chargé d'affaires to the UN Yuriy Vitrenko said that the Russian occupation authorities grossly violate the freedom of conscience and religion in the temporarily occupied territories of Crimea and Donbas. Vitrenko said this during the Arria-Formula Meeting of the UN Security Council for the Protection of Religious Minorities in Armed Conflict, RBC-Ukraine reported citing Ukrinform.

  • 22 August 2019, 11:46 | Religion and society | 

    Religious leaders prepare action plan to have Kremlin’s prisoners released

    Participants of the Round Table on Religious Freedom in Ukraine expect further effective action from the new leadership of Ukraine and the international community to have political prisoners, hostages and POWs illegally deprived of their liberty as a result of Russian aggression released.

  • 24 July 2019, 12:59 | Freedom of Conscience | 

    Religious persecutions in Donbas and Crimea brought to attention of British Parliament

    On July 23, the British Parliament held a discussion on the problems of religious persecution in the world. On behalf of Ukraine, the event was attended by Maxym Vasin, a lawyer and the Executive Director of the Institute for Religious Freedom.

  • 13 July 2019, 21:53 | Freedom of Conscience | 

    OSCE to monitor violation of religious freedom in occupied territories

    On July 7, despite the opposition of Russians, the Humanitarian Committee of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly, supported the respective amendment of the Ukrainian deputies to the Resolution "A Call for Stronger OSCE Action Against Increased Discrimination of Christians in certain OSCE Participating States, as well as Adherents of Other Minority Faiths." A member of the Ukrainian delegation to the OSCE PA, Viktor Vovk, wrote about it on his Facebook page.

  • 13 June 2019, 08:52 | Church-state relations | 

    Government creates special Authority for ethnic policy and freedom of conscience

    The Cabinet of Ministers has created an authorized central executive Authority for ethnic policy and freedom of conscience in the form of a public office.

  • 1 May 2019, 10:12 | Freedom of Conscience | 

    Occupiers in Crimea use metal detectors to search believers at Easter festivities

    On Easter, the believers who came with their Easter food baskets to St. Volodymyr's Cathedral to the Chersonesos of Tavria Reserve were made to walk through metal detectors. In addition, their personal belongings were searched.

  • 16 April 2019, 14:46 | Freedom of Conscience | 

    Religious leaders and human rights activists of Ukraine to cooperate for religious freedom protection

    The first session of the Roundtable on Religious Freedom in Ukraine was held recently, which is set to become a platform for dialogue between representatives of civil society, primarily between religious and human rights organizations, as well as with the participation of academic institutions and government officials.

  • 12 April 2019, 09:05 | Freedom of Conscience | 

    Moscow Snuffs Out Religious Liberty in Eastern Ukraine

    No surprise, the Soviet Union was one of the great religious persecutors. There is nothing more fearsome to totalitarian dictatorships than being challenged by those claiming loyalty to a transcendent realm that lies well beyond the political one.

  • 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.

  • 7 February 2019, 13:12 | Freedom of Conscience | 

    US to foster protection of believers’ rights in the occupied territories of Ukraine

    Special US Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom, Samuel Brownback, assured the Ukrainian delegation of his support of the right of believers living in the occupied territories of Ukraine to freely confess their beliefs and convictions.

  • 31 January 2019, 11:25 | Religion and society | 

    Yelensky: mobile groups of UOC-MP travel across Ukraine to exert pressure on parishioners

    Mobile groups of the Moscow Patriarchate -- with so-called physical protection units that do not allow believers to exercise their will -- are currently criss crossing Ukraine.

  • 12 December 2018, 10:02 | Church-state relations | 

    AUCCRO warns against forced implementation of gender ideology

    The All-Ukrainian Council of Churches and Religious Organizations strongly opposes the use of law enforcement agencies by Ukrainian officials to propagate any ideologies (in particular, the gender ideology), for the purposes of censorship and restrictions of freedom of conscience, opinion, and expression.

  • 3 November 2010, 14:41 | Freedom of Conscience | 

    Ukrainian Association of Religious Freedom Concerned over Deterioration of Interdenominational Relations

    The Board of Directors of the Ukrainian Association of Religious Freedom (UARF) expressed concern about the deterioration of interfaith relations because authorities favor one church and discriminate other denominations.

  • 16 April 2010, 12:17 | Religion in mass media | 

    Adventists to Sue Newspaper for Being Called a Harmful Sect

    Seventh-day Adventists demand false information posted in a Kryvyi Rih newspaper be refuted and are prepared to sue to defend their reputation, reads an open letter to the editor of the newspaper, E. Stulii.