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Pastor Sergiy Litovchenko was released from captivity of armed separatists in eastern Ukraine
Friday, 17 October 2014 23:11
Donetsk region. On Thursday, October 16, 2014 it became known about the release of Sergiy Litovchenko, a pastor of the local Seventh-day Adventist Church in Gorlivka, city near Donetsk in the eastern Ukraine.
Communiqué of the Round table of churches and religious organizations of Ukraine and Russia
Monday, 15 September 2014 20:12
We, the participants of the Round Table, heads and representatives of churches and religious organizations of Ukraine and Russia, Christians, Muslims and Jews, as the result of our common meeting in Oslo on September 9-11th, 2014, state the following.
Chronicle of terror: Religious persecution by pro-Russian militants in east Ukraine
Tuesday, 19 August 2014 13:07
Militants from the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DNR) and Luhansk People’s Republic (LNR) terrorist organizations continue to steal, kill, and threaten priests/pastors and Christians in the separatist-controlled areas of eastern Ukraine.
Statement of Evangelical Churches of Ukraine on Religious Persecutions in Donetsk and Luhansk Regions
Wednesday, 23 July 2014 13:52
We call upon the international community, including the monitoring missions of the UN, OSCE, Council of Europe and the European Union to make efforts to prevent the continuation and escalation of religious intolerance in the territories of eastern Ukraine, controlled by the armed separatists. 
Terrorists kidnapped, tortured, and threatened believers in eastern Ukraine
Thursday, 05 June 2014 20:25
Donetsk Oblast – Gunmen of the terrorist organization DNR destroy a freedom of religion in the eastern Ukraine.
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Comments & Analysis

Religious map of Crimea – infographics
There’s actually a wide variety of religions and different denominations present on the Crimean peninsula, which is explained by the high level of religious freedom all over Ukraine.
Statement of Philaret, Patriarch of Ukraine, on Russian annexation of Crimea
In the speech on March 18 in the Kremlin, the Russian President Vladimir Putin used the tool of the devil – he mixed the truth with falsehood. I am sure that half-truth from the mouth of the Russian leader that the whole world heard is worse than outright lies – as hidden poison in food is more dangerous than obvious poison.


UKRAINE. International Religious Freedom Report for 2012 by U.S. Department of State
The law of Ukraine contains contradictory provisions complicating the registration of religious groups. It requires a complicated double registration procedure before any religious group can receive legal entity status.

International Documents

Declaration on the Elimination of All Forms of Intolerance and of Discrimination Based on Religion or Belief
Proclaimed by General Assembly of United Nations resolution 36/55 of 25 November 1981


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