August 19, 2020. On August 16, 2020, the church of the Parish of All Saints in Rivne, earlier seized by the OCU, was found damaged: they tried to pull out the lock in the church, damaged the windows, and torn icons and a signboard. It is reported by “0362.ua”. The conflict over the church between the OCU and the UOC-KP community has been […]» Read more
Category Archives: Infringement of Orthodox Christians’ right to freedom of assembly including acts of vandalism and desecration against Orthodox worship and sacred places
August 12, 2020. Activists attacked the icon and shouted insults at the pilgrims, including many children. On August 10, 2020, radicals attacked the cross procession of the UOC, which was heading from Tetiiv to Rude Selo in the Kyiv region to celebrate the miraculous Rude Selo Icon of the Mother of God. The video from the scene was published on the […]» Read more
Attempt to seize the Holy Protection Church of the canonical UOC in Novozhyvotiv on the saint patron’s day.
July 26, 2020. In Novozhyvotiv, Vinnytsia region, OCU activists attempted to seize the UOC Church of the Protection of the Mother of God, as reported by witnesses of the incident. According to them, representatives of the OCU first crowded on the stairs of the temple and tried to break the locks and get inside. The schismatics cut off the locks […]» Read more
July 2, 2020. The court dismissed the appeals of the Office for Nationalities and Religions of the Vinnytsia Regional State Administration and the OCU community of Vapniarka. On June 22, 2020, the North-West Economic Court of Appeal of Rivne ruled in favour of the St. Apostle Andrew the First-Called community of the UOC of the urban-type settlement Vapniarka of the […]» Read more
On June 22, 2020, the deputy from the “Euro-Solidarity” party Alexei Goncharenko published a video demanding that the Holy Dormition Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra should be transferred immediately to the OCU, because “this issue is long overdue”. “This is one of the symbols of our state, it is more than a shrine, maybe even the main symbol of Ukraine and Kyiv,” Goncharenko […]» Read more