"More sabre rattling is heard in Ukraine as the Russian government has threatened Ukraine’s navy to lay down their weapons and abandoned their posts. Those threats followed Russia’s invasion of the Crimean Peninsula with more than 15,000 troops. 150,000 stand ready along the Ukrainian/Russian boarder. So far, no shots have been fired. Now Christians are fighting another battle as propaganda hits the church in Russia/Ukraine.
"This recent report is breaking the heart of the President of Russian Ministries, Sergey Rakhuba. “I was born and raised in Ukraine. I lived in Moscow, Russia for many years. And I equally love those people. But I know how much they are brainwashed today by the pro-Kremlin media machine. I’m very much concerned and pray for Ukrainians today. So, I’m seeking for the answer to why God is allowing this.”
"The crisis in Ukraine has forced Russian Ministries to take drastic actions in Crimea. “We have to suspend some of our activities there because of all this turmoil.'”
Read Propaganda Hits the Church in Russia/Ukraine, by Greg Yoder, at Mission Network News.
"The crisis in Ukraine continues to persist as diplomatic talks between nations have yet to make any impact. Following months of protests in Kiev, and the eventual ousting of Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych, Russian forces seized the Crimean Peninsula. Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk has stated this action is “an act of war”, and troops have begun mobilizing on the country’s borders. Amidst the Chaos, Ukrainian Christians are praying for a miracle to end the fighting."
Please read Christians Praying for "Miracle" in Ukraine, by Ryan Duncan, at Religion Today.
"Kiev mobilized troops and called up military reservists Sunday as tensions at the border of Ukraine and Russia escalated, CNN reports.
"By the end of Sunday, Russian troops had “complete operational control of the Crimean Peninsula,” a senior U.S. administration official told CNN. The Russian military action is being viewed by Ukraine as a declaration of war. “This is a red alert. This is not a threat. This is actually a declaration of war to my country,” Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk said."
Please read Ukraine Mobilizes Troops after Russia's 'Declaration of War,' by Kelly Givens, at Religion Today.
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