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Dozens of priests flee Ukraine, 19 churches of Moscow Patriarchate seized

Dozens of priests flee Ukraine, 19 churches of Moscow Patriarchate seized

Dozens of priests of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Moscow Patriarchate (UOC MP) are leaving Ukraine in fear of persecutions, the head of the sector for interreligious liaisons at the Russian Orthodox Church’s Synodal Department for External Church Relations Priest Dimitry Safonov told on Monday. 212 more words

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New patrol police in Ukraine

Ukraine plans to replace its existing Soviet-style traffic police with a new patrol police operating along Western lines. This article describes hiring and training for the patrol police in Kiev, due to start work in about a month, followed by several other major cities later in 2015.

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DNR Minoborony Reported 52 Junta Ceasefire Violations

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Today, the DNR Minoborony reported, “Over the past 24 hours, the enemy committed 52 ceasefire violations. The enemy fired at us twice with rocket systems, 13 times with artillery, and seven times from tanks; besides this, they used mortars, ATGMs, and RPGs and small arms. 43 more words

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Daily Life of Gods

Ukrainian artist Alexey Kondakov creates these wonderful mash-ups from classical paintings and street scenes in Kiev. In his series “The Daily Life of Gods” he photoshops cherubs, angels, goddesses, and historical figures into images of public transport, cafes and city streets.

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After Novorossia

Putin’s dream of a NovoRossiya is dead.

Right after Crimea, Putin put plans into action to establish “NovoRossiya, stretching from Donbas to Transnistria, source here… 1,181 more words

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