Eastern Ukraine


At least 17 churches have been seized by militants or the new authorities and five others attacked or burned. Ministers of all denominations have been terrorised and abused, 40 have been kidnapped and 7 killed. Many have had their homes ransacked. Some fled to western Ukraine and carry on their work among refugees. Alex Zakharchenko head of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic has outlawed all but the orthodox, Roman Catholic, Islamic and Jewish faiths. He says he will fight all sects by which he means Protestantism and others. In Western Ukraine Russian Orthodox churches have also been attacked.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s