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Christians urge Russia to return the house of prayer to believers in Bakhchisarai of the Crimea PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 12 December 2016 18:24

Evangelical Christians and other believers from Ukraine protested against the actions of the occupational government of Russia in Bakhchisarai city of the Crimea, where the local Pentecostal Church “Voice of Hope” was forbidden to worship in their own building.
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Ukrainian Council of Churches visited soldiers and prayed for peace in Donbas (VIDEO) PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 07 November 2016 18:00

Heads of сhurches and religious organizations visited Kramatorsk, praying for peace in Ukraine, met with soldiers and the relatives of captives. 
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Religious persecution in eastern Ukraine is a consequence of the Russian aggression (VIDEO) PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 29 September 2016 19:03

Until now numerous temples and places of worship remain under control of the Russian-backed separatists.
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Public religious meetings in Ukraine can be carried out without permits of authorities – Court's judgment PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 13 September 2016 23:59

Ukraine’s Constitutional Court has declared unconstitutional the demand that permission be received from the local authorities for holding a religious peaceful assembly.
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Council of Churches calls for the release of hostages from captivity in eastern Ukraine PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 08 September 2016 12:45

The Ukrainian Council of Churches calls on Russian religious leaders and the World Council of Churches to promote the release of hostages in eastern Ukraine as a manifestation of mercy.
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Contradictory amendments were proposed to Ukrainian Law on Freedom of Conscience PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 06 July 2016 18:46

Representatives of some religious organizations have significant concerns about the content of amendments and the procedure of their review in the Ukrainian Parliament.
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Pro-Russian militants released Pentecostal pastor Taras Sen from captivity in Luhansk region PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 05 October 2015 18:02
Pentecostal pastor of Sverdlovsk city in Luhansk region, Taras Sen, was seized by militants of self-proclaimed “Luhansk Peoples’ Republic” (LNR) for four days.
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OSCE Mission recorded significant restrictions of religious freedom in Crimea PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 22 September 2015 14:37
Ukrainians and Crimean Tatars, who openly support the territorial integrity of Ukraine and do not support the de facto authorities of the Crimea, are in the especially vulnerable situation.
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U.S. Special Representative met with religious leaders of Ukraine PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 03 September 2015 14:18
U.S. Special Representative for Religion and Global Affairs, Dr. Shaun Casey, had several meetings in Kyiv with religious leaders, government officials and experts.
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President Poroshenko approves Strategy for human rights protection PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 27 August 2015 15:40
The National Strategy for Human Rights aims to unite Ukrainian society around the awareness of values of human rights and freedoms, which should be protected on the basis of equality and without discrimination.
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OSCE trains police and prosecutors of Ukraine about religious freedom standards PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 20 July 2015 22:01
OSCE ODIHR seminars for police and prosecutors in Ukraine focus on freedom of religion or belief and hate crimes.
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