Tag: Ukraine Christians

Miraculous escape: Ukrainian pastor survives Russian imprisonment and takes family to freedom

Originally published in Faithwire As Russian troops are facing increasing strain with the Ukrainian army seeking to retake the southern city of Kherson, stories of atrocities, persecution, and God’s deliverance are emerging from the occupied territory. Residents of Kherson are boarding buses under forced “evacuation” orders from the Russian army, […]

Pro-Russian forces shutting down churches, arresting pastors in Ukraine

Originally published in Christian News A religious freedom watchdog has warned of Pro-Russian forces persecuting non-Orthodox churches in Ukraine.  According to Release International, forces occupying areas in Ukraine have closed down the three largest evangelical Protestant churches in Melitopol and shut down churches in Mariupol. In another raid, soldiers reportedly […]

UKRAINE: Chaplain rescues trapped civilians as war rages

Originally published in Voice of the Martyrs Since the opening days of the war, Gennadiy Mokhnenko, a chaplain in Ukraine’s military, and his band of brothers have rescued thousands trapped between Ukrainian and Russian forces. “Right now, this is [a very] dangerous place,” Mokhnenko told CBN News. “Every time when […]

Ukraine-Russia: local churches launch brave aid effort in war zone

Originally published in Assist News Service “Unstoppable” local churches in Ukraine and Russia are launching a large-scale humanitarian outreach across Ukraine as war erupts around them and many suffer. Supported by US-based Slavic Gospel Association (SGA, www.sga.org), the church-driven emergency response will provide food, winter clothes, blankets and medicines for thousands of at-risk […]