Scandals, crime

  • 24 May 2012, 10:41 | Scandals, crime | 

    Greek Catholic Chapel Attacked in Odesa Region

    In the village of Riasnopil of Berezovka District of Odesa Region, a native of Abkhazia attacked a UGCC chapel, which is being built by local residents, with an axe and broke its windows.

  • 3 May 2012, 11:16 | Scandals, crime | 

    Monk and Guard of Pochyaiv Monastery Take Away Camera from TV Cameraman

    On May 1, in the Pochayiv Monastery, one of the priests together with a guard prohibited a cameraman of Brody Television to video a pilgrimage in which he participated and confiscated his video camera by force.

  • 19 April 2012, 14:55 | Scandals, crime | 

    Adelaja Not Permitted to Leave Ukraine

    Pastor of the Embassy of God, Sunday Adelaja, who is accused of organizing a criminal group, is not permitted to leave Ukraine before the completion of the investigation in the matter of Kings Capital Ltd.

  • 10 April 2012, 15:07 | Scandals, crime | 

    Femen Girls Agitated for Right to Abortion from Belfry of St. Sophia Cathedral

    Today, five active members of FEMEN climbed the belfry of the St. Sophia Cathedral in Kyiv and hung there a seven-meter-long banner with the word "STOP" to the sound of the bells.

  • 10 April 2012, 11:02 | Scandals, crime | 

    Sunday Adelaja Found in Kyiv

    Pastor Sunday Adelaja of the “Embassy of God,” who was thought to be missing, has been found in Kyiv.

  • 6 April 2012, 16:17 | Scandals, crime | 

    Mammonish Priest Sent to Monastery For One Month

    A priest from Lviv Region who refused to bury a man for “debts” to the Church has been punished. RISU learnt from the Stryi Eparchial Department of UGCC that Fr. Stepam Palii was dismissed from the services in the parish for the period of one month.

  • 30 March 2012, 10:21 | Scandals, crime | 

    Pastor Sunday Adelaja Disappears

    The pastor of the Embassy of God, Sunday Adelaja, who is on a recognizance not to leave, has disappeared.

  • 20 March 2012, 11:34 | Scandals, crime | 

    Suspended Prison Sentence Passed Upon Separatist Priest Dymytrii Sydor

    The head of the “Soim of the Carpathian Rusyns,” a priest of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church-Moscow Patriarchate, Dymytrii Sydor was sentenced to three years of imprisonment with a respite of two years for the encroachment on the territorial integrity of Ukraine.

  • 26 January 2012, 13:47 | Scandals, crime | 

    Experts Comment on Replacement of Heads of Most Significant Cultural Institutions

    Experts associate the large-scale replacement of the directors of the most significant cultural institutions with the efforts of the authorities to employ ex-officials who were made redundant due to the reduction of the top section of officials.

  • 10 January 2012, 12:55 | Scandals, crime | 

    Priest in Mercedes Rams Mail Car in Odesa

    A 47-year-old priest, Hryhorii (Hryshchenko), caused an accident as he hurried to a service driving his expensive Mercedes.

  • 4 January 2012, 14:11 | Scandals, crime | view photo | 

    Criminal Group Stealing Icons in Four Regions of Ukraine Arrested

    Ternopil police jointly with their colleagues from the Kyiv, Vinnytsia and Zhytomyr regions arrested a criminal group of residents of Kyiv, Odesa and Moldova, who stole ancient icons from the churches of Ukraine.

  • 20 December 2011, 10:12 | Land and property problems | 

    Court Prohibits Construction of Residential Houses Near Sophia of Kyiv

    The Economic Court of Kyiv prohibited the construction of a dwelling complex at Honchara Street near the National Reserve Sophia of Kyiv.

  • 20 December 2011, 09:46 | Scandals, crime | 

    Antonin Dognal Refused Visa Extension to Stay in Ukraine

    The head of the religious group Pidhirtsi Fathers, Antonin (Ilia) Dognal, who is a citizen of the Czech Republic, has been refused extension of visa to stay in Ukraine.

  • 18 November 2011, 10:58 | Scandals, crime | 

    Two Orthodox Churches Robbed in Volyn on Same Day

    Two churches of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, in the village of Holoby of Kovel District and in the village of Ludyn of Volodymyr Volynskyi District of Volyn Oblast were attacked by unknown persons on November 17.

  • 12 October 2011, 16:43 | Scandals, crime | 

    Pentecostals in Ternopil Complain to Public Prosecutor About Actions of Police

    The Ternopil Region Association of Churches of Evangelical Faith (ACEF) approached Public Prosecutor of Ternopil Oblast Ivan Melnychuk and Commissioner on Human Rights in the Supreme Council of Ukraine Nina Karpachova with a request to interfere in the matter of a cruel beating by Ternopil police of the youth leader of the Church of Christians of Evangelical Faith in the town of Zbarazh.

  • 11 October 2011, 14:36 | Scandals, crime | 

    Judge Kireyev Does Not Comply With Requests of Heads of Churches Regarding Former Prime Minister Tymoshenko

    Pechersk District Court of Kyiv sentenced former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko to 7 years of imprisonment. The decision was announced by Judge Rodion Kireyev.

  • 22 September 2011, 13:34 | Protests and conflicts | 

    Cherkasy Branch of Svoboda Announces Campaign Uman Without Chasidim

    The local branch of the nationalist organization Svoboda of the eastern Ukrainian region of Cherkasy made a statement as to the authorities' lack of action to prevent aggression of Chasidim in Uman and announced the beginning of a campaign Uman without Chasidim.

  • 30 August 2011, 14:16 | Scandals, crime | 

    Human Rights Campaigners: Innocent People Are Accused in Case of Explosion in Zaporizhia Church

    Unian held a press conference today titled “Violations of human rights in the area of criminal justice.” Using the example of the so-called Ponomarivs case, the participants discussed systematic violations in the Ukrainian justice system and the methods used by the police during the pre-trial investigation to break a person and force him to sign involuntary admissions with regard to crimes he did not commit.

  • 29 August 2011, 15:21 | Scandals, crime | 

    Man Who Robbed Churches in Western Ukraine Sentenced to Seven Years in Prison

    A 39-year-old resident of the Poltava Oblast stole ancient church books, icons, cash from safes and money boxes from churches in the villages of the Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast from April 2009 to May 2010.

  • 22 August 2011, 12:27 | Scandals, crime | 

    St. Andrew's Ukrainian Orthodox Church in USA Vandalized

    In the early morning hours of 15 August, an intruder broke into the parish Church and desecrated the Holy Altar, Tabernacle, Iconography and the entire altar and sacristy area.