Ukraine Evangelicals “Persecuted, Killed” In Crimea


By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent
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KIEV/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- One year after the annexation of the Crimean Peninsula by Russia, Ukrainian Christians say they are still facing persecution there by pro-Russian separatists who already killed several believers.

Crackdown On Non-Orthodox Christians In Ukraine’s East, Crimea


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downloadKYIV, UKRAINE (BosNewsLife)-- Ukraine's new president has ordered security officials to create a corridor for safe passage for thousands of civilians fleeing war-torn eastern regions, including non-Russian Orthodox Christians who have reported intimidation by pro-Russian separatists.

NEWS WATCH: NATO Preparing Contingency Plans After Russian Invasion


By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

Mark Rutte and Barack ObamaTHE HAGUE, NETHERLANDS (BosNewsLife)-- American President Barack Obama says the NATO military alliance is preparing contingency plans amid regional concerns that Russia will invade other countries after its takeover of Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula. Speaking at the end of the Nuclear Security Summit in The Hague, Netherlands, he also warned the United States and European Union are working on tougher sanctions against Moscow.

NEWS WATCH: EU, Ukraine Sign Accord, Moscow Annexes Crimea

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UkrainenowKYIV/MOSCOW (BosNewsLife)-- The European Union and Ukraine have signed a landmark agreement on forging closer political and economic ties, in a show of support following Russia's annexation of Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula. The accord was signed while, in Moscow, Russian President Vladimir Putin formally absorbed Crimea into Russia.

NEWS WATCH: Crimea To Join Russia Following Treaty; Officer Killed

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Orlando production abandoned amid Crimea unrestMOSCOW/SIMFEROPOL (BosNewsLife)-- Russia and Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula have agreed to make Crimea part of Russia, despite Western outrage and threats of more sanctions.  Tuesday's announcement came while pro-Russian forces reportedly attacked a Ukrainian military base in Crimea, killing one officer.

BREAKING NEWS: Russia Moves To Annex Crimea With Putin Decree (UPDATE)


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West reassesses Vladimir PutinMOSCOW/KYIV/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- Russian President Vladimir Putin has recognized Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula as an independent state and says approving the region's entry into the Russian Federation makes sense.

NEWS WATCH: US, EU Announce Sanctions Against Russia Over Ukraine


By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

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KYIV/SIMFEROPOL (BosNewsLife)-- The European Union and the United States have imposed wide ranging travel bans and asset freezes against dozens of officials from Russia and Ukraine who they blame for Russia's military incursion into Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula. Monday's announcements follows a disputed referendum in Crimea where election officials said nearly 97 percent of voters decided to join Russia.