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Crimea and religious freedom PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 01 April 2014 16:20

The right of religious freedom in Crimea is under threat after Russian occupation. In addition to the difficulties with citizenship and relationships with mainland Ukraine, Russian legislation on religion will be a problem for the Crimean people.
Conference of European Churches supported Ukraine in desire of sovereignty and integrity PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 31 March 2014 14:14
The Conference of European Churches wants to ensure that all diplomatic and peaceful means are employed by those in power so that Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity are preserved. Some of our leaders in our member churches are doing their utmost to urge their respective governments, the European Union and other multilateral institutions to intensify diplomatic efforts in this regard and ensure a sound democratic process in this time of transition.
Government of Ukraine nominated Government Agent before the European Court of Human Rights PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 28 March 2014 14:05
KYIV – Natalia Sevostyanova was nominated as Agent of Ukrainian Government in the affairs of European Court of Human Rights.
Statement of Council of Churches regarding normalization of socio-political situation in Ukraine PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 26 March 2014 09:45
The Ukrainian Council of Churches and Religious Organizations appreciates the stabilization of the internal situation in the country and the actions launched by the current government. They appeal to citizens of our nation to defer excess emotionality, and to discharge civil and official obligations in good faith, holding to Ukrainian legislation.
Vice Prime Minister Oleksandr Sych is responsible for religious and moral issues in Ukraine PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 21 March 2014 16:48
KYIV – The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine made a decision about distribution of competences among the leaders of Government.
Ukrainians gather over whole country on Prayer Rallies for peace and integrity (VIDEO) PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 20 March 2014 13:48

KYIV – Here is our video from the Prayer Rally, which took place on Sunday, March 16, 2014 at the Independence Square in Kiev. Despite on rain and wind thousands of Ukrainians gathered on the Maidan Nezalezhnosti square in Kyiv for pray about unity, independence, sovereignty and integrity of Ukraine.


Thousands gathered on rally for praying about peace and integrity for Ukraine (PHOTO) PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 17 March 2014 00:08
KYIV Despite on rain and wind thousands of Ukrainians gathered on the Maidan Nezalezhnosti square in Kyiv for pray about unity, independence, sovereignty and integrity of Ukraine.
Kidnapped in Crimea priest released after 8 hours of interrogation PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 16 March 2014 22:39
CRIMEA, Ukraine – A priest of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, Mykola Kvych, was released late March 16, 2014, and allowed to go home after being kidnapped by armed representatives of the illegal Crimean authorities and the so-called “self-defense.”
Acting Defense Minister thanks Churches for its support to Army of Ukraine PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 13 March 2014 17:34
KYIV – Ihor Tenyukh, acting Defense Minister of Ukraine, expressed his gratitude to representatives of the Ukrainian churches and religious organizations for supporting Ukrainian Army and asked them to continue.
New director of Department of Religious and Ethnic Affairs appointed in Ukraine PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 11 March 2014 18:06
KYIV – The Minister of Culture of Ukraine appointed Volodymyr Yushkevych the Director of the Department of Religious and Ethnic Affairs, the press service of the Ministry confirmed on March 7, 2014.
Ukrainian religious leaders meet with U.S. Secretary of State (PHOTO) PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 06 March 2014 16:16
KYIV – Religious leaders assured Sec. Kerry that Ukraine has no problem with religious rights and freedoms and no interfaith and interethnic conflict. They also pointed out there is no threat from the new Ukrainian Government towards the Jewish community in Ukraine.
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