OSCE mission discussed religious oppression with the clergy of Ternopil diocese of the UOC

August 17, 2016. Representatives of the Ternopil diocese of the UOC discussed problems of religious oppression in the region with members of the Special OSCE monitoring mission in Ukraine, as reports the Information and Education Department of the UOC and the Union of the Orthodox Journalists. During the dialogue, the parties discussed the issues of harassment of believers in the […]

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MP is sued for assaulting All Ukrainian Cross Procession

August 15, 2015. Borispol district court considers an administrative case of deputy of Borispol City Council Yaroslav Godunok on assaults of the participants of All-Ukrainian Cross Procession, as reports the Union of the Orthodox Journalists. The case was opened under article 173 – disorderly conduct given that the deputy had used an obscene and rude language with regard to the […]

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Attempt of seizure of orthodox church in Vinnitsa region

August 10, 2016. Radical activists were set to grab a near-cemetery church of Saint Basil the Great from the UOC community in Vinnitsa region, Ukraine. According to the UOJ source, thanks to the priests’ awareness-raising efforts, the radicals changed their mind. The activists insisted that “there is no place for the Moscow Patriarchate on the Ukrainian lands.” “At the congregation […]

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Billboard discriminating Orthodox Church set up in Ukraine

August 10, 2016. Obuhov (Ukraine) city’s mayor Alexandr Levchenko ordered to dismantle a provocative billboard which is likely to be directed against the Russian Orthodox Church, as repors the Union of the Orthodox Journalists. The billboard was set up by Obuhov “Right Sector” division. It reads as: “The Russian Church is an invader’s weapon. Ukraine must have the Ukrainian Church.” […]

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