Category Archives: Ukraine

Ukrainian Orthodox Church confirms 3 clerics arrested in Donbass

August 12, 2015 President of Mercy Without Borders fund, archpriest Zakharia Kerstyuk has confirmed information on detention in Donbass of clerics of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church reporting to Moscow Patriarchate. He posted the confirmation in Facebook. “Ukrainian military used brute force and arrested the nun Varvara (secular name Tatiana Shirolapova), archimandrite Nikon (Alexander Dublyazhenko) and priest Ledonid Mironenko,” father Zakharia […]

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Priest and Nun of Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate murdered in Kiev

July 29, 2015, Kiev priest Roman Nikolayev (Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate), died of gunshot wounds on Wednesday morning at the age of 40. “The venue of the funeral service and the burial place of the newly departed priest Roman Nikolayev will be reported later,” the Ukrainian Orthodox Church reported on its website. The priest, who was prior […]

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His Holiness Patriarch Kirill sends messages to Presidents of Russia and Ukraine on the eve of the Day of Baptism of Russia

27 July, on the eve of the celebrations marking the millennium of the demise of the Holy Prince Vladimir, Equal-to-the-Apostles, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia sent identical messages to the President of the Russian Federation, Mr. Vladimir Putin, and the President of Ukraine, Mr. Petr Poroshenko, in which he expressed his deep concern over the situation […]

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Video-appeal of residents of the Ukrainian village Kolosovo to defense their Orthodox church

July 26, 2015 Kolosovo village of Kremenets district (Ternopil, Ukraine) people recorded an appeal, requesting to leave alone their church, which extremists are trying to take away. This once again said the villagers, which gathered and recorded a video message adressed to the president of Ukraine Petr Poroshenko and to the leader of the “Right Sector” Dmytro Yarosh. “I would like to […]

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Ukrainian NGO “Forpost” published the report « Hate Crimes In Ukraine : Evidence Of Human Rights Violation Of Orthodox Christians In Ukraine”

June 9, 2015. NGO Public advocacy and “Forpost” Advocacy union published the report « Hate Crimes In Ukraine : Evidence Of Human Rights Violation Of Orthodox Christians In Ukraine”. At the beginning of 2015 NGO conducted a monitoring procedure and made an update on observance of rights and freedoms in the context of religious relationships in Ukraine. In the course of research there […]

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