Primate of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Kyiv Patriarchate, Patriarch Filaret believes that Russian President Vladimir Putin hopes to subjugate Ukraine through the Russian Orthodox Church.
Several thousand people-members of the religious procession organized by Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Moscow Patriarchate, and clergy gathered at St. Volodymyr Hill in Kyiv at noon. MPs from Opposition Bloc Nestor Shufrych and Vadym Novinskyi also arrived.
The center of Ukrainian capital will be closed for transport today due to the movement of the religious procession of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church organized by the Moscow Patriarchate.
Ukrainian Interior Minister Arsen Avakov has announced introduction of a special regime in Kyiv in connection with tomorrow's prayer service and religious procession of worshipers from the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate, both dedicated to the anniversary of Christianization of Rus-Ukraine.
The religious procession that includes thousands of worshipers from the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate managed to get through the police cordon in the village of Dmytrivka in order to proceed further along the Kyiv-Zhytomyr highway.
The participants of the procession organized by the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Moscow Patriarchate have been blocked by the police in the village of Dmytrivka in Kyiv-Sviatoshynskyi district of the Kyiv region.
The law enforcement officers interfered into the plan announced by the religious procession organizers due to security threats.
The participants of the sacred procession of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate) got egged at Boryspil's outlet belt.
The Security Service of Ukraine expects 15,000 people to take part in the sacred procession organized by the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate, scheduled to be held in Kyiv July 27.
Law enforcement agencies do not exclude that the sacred procession organized by the Moscow Patriarchate can be used by anti-Ukrainian forces to destabilize the situation in the country.
A video testimony of an hieromonach of the Ukrainian Orthodox church of Moscow Patriarchate about his cooperation with "DPR" militants went online.
During July, 12-22, a sacred procession with the participation of the clergy and parishioners of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church is marching across the Poltava region.
Yesterday, June 23, a 39-year-old Kyiv resident, vicar of Kyiv metropolitan, filed a statement to police about threats of bodily harm made to him by a member of parliament. The conflict arouse over Ukrainian orthodoxy issues.
Ukrainian MPs have supported an address to Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew on providing autocephality for the Ukrainian Orthodox Church.
Patrol police stopped premium Mercedes owned by governor of the Kyiv Pechersk Lavra Bishop Pavel for commission of a road traffic offence.
A citizen of Ukraine involved in illegal armed groups' activity was detained by a border patrol unit at Bugas checkpoint in the Donetsk region.
Patriarchate of Constantinople will do its utmost to help Ukraine create a united local Orthodox church. This was announced by the head of the Ukrainian Orthodox church in the United States and Canada - metropolitan Yurij (Kalistchuk), who is one of the representatives of the Archbishop of Constantinople, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I.
Representatives of Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate), headed by Metropolitan Onuphrius did not get up during a solemn parliamentary session when President Poroshenko read out the names of Heroes of Ukraine. Everyone else, even foreigners, stood up and greeted the heroes.
On Easter night the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko and his family visited services in three cathedrals in Kyiv representing three Eastern Christian denominations.