Tag: Eastern Europe

Russian Christians face persecution for refusing to fight in Ukraine

Russia has faced a much larger resistance than expected in Ukraine and is being pushed back in some regions.

Two Russian priests on trial for opposing war in Ukraine

Moscow isn't tolerating any dissent in this matter.

The door of a Romanian church was found with chains and a padlock

The local priest has decided to install CCTV cameras outside the Church. 

Ukrainian Orthodox priests have reportedly been tortured by Russian forces

On July 12, the metropolitan organised an ecumenical memorial for the fallen Ukrainian soldiers at Lviv's Lychakivsky Cemetery.

A 16th century Ukrainian monastery has been burned down by Russian forces

The monastery lies near Russian positions in eastern Donetsk, which the Kremlin is focused on capturing.

Ukrainian Orthodox Church severs ties with Moscow

The invasion of Ukraine has led to tense relations between the Russian Orthodox Church and other parishes.

116 spiritual sites destroyed in the last months in Ukraine

Most of these ruined sites were in the regions of Donetsk, Kyiv, and Kharkiv.

Possible mass grave with up to 9,000 bodies discovered near Mariupol

The images, which appeared to match the site, were released by a U.S. satellite imagery company, Maxar Technologies.

The surrogacy industry did not stop in Ukraine despite the war

Ukrainian women receive on average around USD 15,000 for carrying a baby.

Russian troops desecrated a Ukrainian cemetery

Russia is perpetrating war crimes on Ukrainian soil on a regular basis.