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Russian Church severed ties; "Patriarch confesses to schisms"

The Ukrainian Church is independent of the religious administration of Moscow.
In a statement after the meeting in the Moscow Patriarchate, the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church stated that it could not, from now on, mention the name of Patriarch Theodore II in his prayers and participate in common prayers.

Volodymyr Zelensky: "New Srebrenica won't happen because this is a different country"

"We are different people, free, respecting democracy. We understand that Ukrainians live there. And we respect the citizens of Ukraine ... There will be no massacre ... We are a different government. For us, the most important thing is human life. Therefore, I do not see such conclusions", Zelensky pointed out in an interview with "1 + 1" television.

Ukraine Accused of Racking up Stats in Flawed Pursuit of Justice

"They set me up," Tkachuk, now retired, told the local court in Kostiantynivka. "If I could go back, of course, I wouldn't have done this."

She pleaded guilty, expressed remorse and the judge sentenced her to five years in prison, suspended for 12 months. The prosecutor and the defence lawyer had already left the room.

Church feud with Moscow imminent

Amid the turmoil that has engulfed the Orthodox Church over the contentious issue of the Ukrainian Church's independence from Moscow, Ecumenical Patriarch Vartholomaios arrived in Greece on Friday, where he is expected to hold a service Saturday with Greek Archbishop Ieronymos.