Category Archives: Ukraine

Ukrainian Regional Council Deputy to ban Ukrainian Orthodox Church

December 22, 2017. Deputy of Ivano-Frankovsk Regional Council Mikhail Ivanochko seeks the prohibition of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church and suggests that its priests be driven out of their temples. This is what the head of the district organization All-Ukrainian Association “Svoboda”, initiator of the address by the regional council urging to check the UOC clergy for their connection with FSB, […]

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Ministry of Culture tries to avoid legal assessment of its actions, – Reaction of the UOC

December 18, 2017. The statement of the Legal Department on the judicial dispute with the Ministry of Culture about the non-registration of statutes of the eparchies and monasteries of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church was published by the Information and Education Department of the UOC. “Instead of proving the legitimacy of their actions in court, the Ministry of Culture first sabotages the […]

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Radicals disrupt consecration of Orthodox memorial cross

December 16, 2017. On December 16, in Malin, Zhytomyr region, provocateurs disrupted the service of the UOC and the consecration of a renewed memorial cross, writes “Zhitomir Info”. Hardly had Metropolitan Vissarion of Ovruch and Korosten started consecrating the cross, when activists in camouflage and balaclavas arrived in several cars. Provocateurs immediately began to call the faithful separatists, shouting that […]

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Ministry of Culture asserts its innocence in delaying the registration of UOC statutes

December 14, 2017. Representatives of the Ministry of Culture of Ukraine Andrei Yurash and Dmitry Yatsishin refused to recognize as illegal the actions taken against the statutes of the UOC under registration and consider the claim of the Church to be groundless. They stated this on December 13, during the next court session, reports a UOJ correspondent from the courtroom. […]

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