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Many of those ports are now also heavily mined. Photograph: Bernat Armangué/AP
A woman prays at the Kyiv Pechersk Lavra Monastery in Kyiv Ukraine Saturday May 28 2022. The leaders of the Orthodox churches in Ukraine that were affiliated with the Russian Orthodox Church have announced on a statement they will sever ties with Russia over its invasion of Ukraine.
We are deeply saddened by the death of our Ukrainian Service staffer Vira Hyrych in Kyiv overnight.
Leaders of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (UOC) which had been formally subordinate to the Moscow Patriarchate of the Russian Orthodox Church held a council Friday in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. In a statement the council said it condemns the war as a violation of God’s commandment ‘Thou shalt not kill!’ and urged the governments of Ukraine and Russia to pursue a path of negotiation.