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.

Published by Julian Kennedy

Bus pass carrying 67 year old disciple of Jesus Christ. Member and deacon of Covenant Protestant Reformed Church, Ballymena. Married to Marianna. Son Joseph at home. Two daughters Marie Isabel and Kirsty in England. Enjoys keeping fit (including indoor rowing), watching track and field, nature and nature documentries. Got hip replacement in April 2014 and major surgery to re-align right knee in November 2017. Blessed in the Covenant love of God in Christ. Retired Emergency Medicine Specialty Doctor.

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