Let’s use the opportunity of #GivingTuesday to remember that it is more blessed to give than to receive – be it today or at any other time of the year.
The report tells of the takeover of Crimea by Russian troops in February 2014 and their deployment to aid separatists in eastern Ukraine.
Evangelical politician Turchynov (head of the national Security Council) sets sights on joining NATO. Russia and Ukraine agreed new arms withdrawal.
Pro-Russian gunmen terrorised Christians in Donbass and other towns of the region. Pastors have died and many churches have been destroyed.
Another tragedy in the conflict zone: about 70 people were working when the explosion happened in the Zasyadko mine in Donetsk. Many are still trapped underground.
Strong reactions from world leaders asking Russia for an “impartial investigation”. Nemtsov was assassinated hours before an anti-Putin rally in Moscow.
The Ukraine-Russia agreement includes the removal of heavy weapons and the release of all prisoners.
Germany and France join in to close a peace deal in Minsk. Civilians seek refuge across Russian border. More than 5,000 killed in the conflict.
Since the New Year, 118 civilians (7 of them children) have died in Ukraine. Pro-Russian rebels try to build an army of 100,000. Obama is considering sending defensive arms to help Ukrainian forces.
It is impossible to end the war by symmetrical lies, even if this lies are driven by noble motives. Only truth can stop the enmity. We have had enough of fulminates where clean water was only one of the ingredients. The audience is thirsty for clear water.
Updated: Attack killed 13 people. A few hours before, Foreign ministers of Ukraine and Russia had agreed to pull back artillery from front lines. So far, 5,000 have lost their lives in this conflict.
The Novomedia International Congress gathered 40 speakers, including Russian journalists. Professionals with outstanding coverage on Christian values were awarded.
A Christianity Today article suggests most of evangelical leaders in Russia whole-heartedly support their president's action. Evangelical journalists and ministry workers in Ukraine see Putin as the biggest threat to peace in the region.