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Kyiv monks accused of Russia links refuse eviction order

A senior priest of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church blesses parishioners in the Kyiv Pechersk Lavra monastery complex in Kyiv, Ukraine, Wednesday, March 29, 2023. The Russian invasion of Ukraine is reverberating in a struggle for control of a monastery complex. The government says it's evicting the Ukrainian Orthodox Church from the complex as of March 29, accusing it of pro-Russia actions and ideology. (AP Photo/Andrew Kravchenko)

Kyiv, Ukraine AP Orthodox monks who’ve been ordered out of a monastery in Kyiv refused to leave on Wednesday, as a deadline to vacate the complex expired. The dispute over the Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra monastery, Ukraine’s most revered Orthodox site, is part of a wider religious conflict playing out in parallel with the war. A senior priest of the […]

Ukraine reclaims Kyiv cathedral amid church dispute

Ukraine Kyiv Pechersk Lavra monastic complex

Kyiv, UkraineAP The Ukrainian Government has taken the main cathedral of the revered historic monastery from the church previously affiliated with Moscow’s patriarchate and allowed its Ukrainian rival to use it for Orthodox Christmas services. The move comes as the long-running tensions between the two churches exacerbated amid Russia’s war in Ukraine. A bird flies over […]

Rebuilding Ukraine after Russian invasion may cost $US350 billion, experts say

Ukraine Kharkiv shelled building

Washington DC, USReuters Russia’s invasion caused over $US97 billion in direct damages to Ukraine through to 1st June, but it could cost nearly $US350 billion to rebuild the country, a report released Friday by the World Bank, Ukrainian Government and European Commission shows. It said Ukraine had suffered $US252 billion in losses through disruptions to […]