(Evangelical Focus) — Authorities in Eastern Ukraine have regarded many churches and religious organizations as illegal, including all Baptist and Pentecostal communities in the country.
October 15 was the deadline imposed by the self-declared Luhansk People’s Republic (LPR), an unrecognized entity in Eastern Ukraine, to churches and organizations for their compulsory re-registration as religious communities.
No Baptist or Pentecostal communities gained the re-registration … and two religious communities, both of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, along with the Hare Krishna community, gained registration recently, news agency Forum 18 reports. …
On July 26, the LPR State Security Ministry announced that it had banned the “destructive activity of the extremist religious organization the All-Ukrainian Union of Evangelical Christian/Baptist Churches.”
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