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Ukrainian church leader on visit to Rome

Ukrainian church leader on visit to Rome

Metropolitan Epifaniy of Kyiv and All Ukraine, Primate of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine, is on his first official visit to Rome. As reported by Ukrinform, this is stated by the OCU press service. As part of the delegation of the All-Ukrainian Council of Churches and Religious Organizations, the head of the OCU will take part in a meeting with Pope Francis and a number of heads of institutions of the Roman Catholic Church responsible for inter-Christian and inter-religious dialogue, interaction with Ukraine, and media. The Metropolitan is accompanied on his trip by Archbishop Yevstratiy of Chernihiv, Deputy Head of…
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Occupiers once again raid homes of Crimean Tatars, detaining six

Occupiers once again raid homes of Crimean Tatars, detaining six

The Russian security operatives on the morning of Tuesday, January 24, carried out mass raids targeting the homes of Crimean Tatars in occupied Crimea’s Dzhankoy district. Six men were detained, according to the Crimean Solidarity NGO, Ukrinform reports. "Since 4:00 a.m. a new wave of raids has been ongoing, targeting homes of Crimean Tatars in Crimea. Residents of the Dzhankoy district reported such raids by the special services at several addresses," the report says. One of those targeted in the raid is the brother of political prisoner Enver Krosh – Ekrem Krosh, who lives in the village of Krastyhorodske. Read…
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President honors memory of Heroes of Heavenly Hundred

President honors memory of Heroes of Heavenly Hundred

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky honored the memory of the Heroes of the Heavenly Hundred. “On the anniversary of the tragic death of Euromaidan activists Serhii Nigoyan and Mikhail Zhiznevsky, flowers from the President were laid at the places of death of the Heroes of Ukraine on Hrushevsky Street in Kyiv,” the press service of the President’s Office informs. In addition, a basket of flowers was placed on behalf of the Head of State on the Alley of the Heroes of the Heavenly Hundred. The President’s Office notes that flowers are laid at the monuments and commemorative signs to the…
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Zelensky on deadly helicopter crash: Every day, Ukraine loses its best people

Zelensky on deadly helicopter crash: Every day, Ukraine loses its best people

President Volodymyr Zelensky, who took part in the funeral ceremony for the leadership and servicemen of the Ministry of Internal Affairs who died in the helicopter crash in Brovary, expressed his condolences to their families and noted that Ukraine loses its best sons and daughters every day. The head of state wrote about this on Telegram, reports Ukrinform. "Pain is filling the heart. The indescribable sadness is covering the soul. Ukraine is losing its best sons and daughters every day. Thank you for your important and decent work for the benefit of Ukraine. You are forever in our hearts. Eternal…
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Quake recorded in Chernivtsi region

Quake recorded in Chernivtsi region

A 3.1 magnitude earthquake was recorded in western Ukraine’s Chernivtsi region on January 21. That’s according to the Main Center of Special Control, Ukrinform reports. "On January 21, 2023, at 05:59:59 (Kyiv time), the Main Center of Special Control registered an earthquake in the area of the village of Kobolchyn, Dnistrovsky district, Chernivtsi region, with a 3.1 magnitude (Richter scale) at a depth of 3 km," the statement reads. It is noted that, according to calculations, the earthquake poses no threat to the population, being graded as “minor” and felt only by a small part of the population. Read also:…
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Prosecutors name categories of children forcibly removed from Ukraine by Russia

Prosecutors name categories of children forcibly removed from Ukraine by Russia

Among the Ukrainian children deported by Russia are children who were brought up in boarding schools, foster families, family-type homes, as well as those who lost their parents due to hostilities. That’s according to Yuliya Usenko, Head of the Children Protection and Violence Response Department at the Prosecutor General's Office, who spoke at the national telethon, Ukrinform reports. "These are very different categories of children. These are orphans, deprived of parental care who were raised in institutional care facilities. These are children who were in foster families, family-type orphanages. There are even those children who lost their parents amid hostilities…
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‘Removing swastika at half price’: Russian tattoo studio passed off as Ukrainian

‘Removing swastika at half price’: Russian tattoo studio passed off as Ukrainian

A tattoo studio in Russia’s Biysk has been passed off as Ukrainian by Russian propaganda The Russian mass media, Telegram channels and Z-accounts on Twitter are spreading a photograph of a tattoo studio, allegedly Ukrainian, named ‘Tattoo-Master’, with an outdoor sign that offers to “remove swastika at half price” for those leaving for EU countries. This photo has even reached a Polish forum. It is a fabricated image. The true name of the tattoo studio is TATTOOIROGRAF, and it is located not in Ukraine but in Russia’s Biysk in Altai Krai. The original image has only the tattoo studio’s name…
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Georgian singer Kikabidze dies aged 84

Georgian singer Kikabidze dies aged 84

Vakhtang Kikabidze, a famous film actor, pop singer, screenwriter, film director, songwriter and member of the Georgian Parliament, has died aged 84 in Georgia. That's according to the Georgian TV channel Mtavari, Ukrinform reports. Kikabidze was a great friend of Ukraine who strongly condemned the war unleashed by Russia against Ukraine. In August 2022, he transferred the funds received from his concert in Batumi to help the 26th Artillery Brigade named after Corporal General Roman Dashkevych of the Ukrainian Ground Forces.
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Ombudsman: Ukraine gives Russia list of 800 wounded POWs for repatriation

Ombudsman: Ukraine gives Russia list of 800 wounded POWs for repatriation

Ukraine handed over a list of 800 wounded soldiers to Russia for possible repatriation. Dmytro Lubinets, the Ukrainian Parliament Commissioner for Human Rights, said this during the nationwide news telethon, an Ukrinform correspondent reports. Speaking of the third round of negotiations with Russian human rights commissioner Tatiana Moskalkova, he said that the issue of repatriation of seriously wounded service members had been discussed among other things. According to Lubinets, there was a moment during the negotiations when they opened the Geneva Conventions, compared different options in different languages, and came to the conclusion that the prisoners of war, who are…
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