Former Moscow-affiliated church claims religious persecution as security raids flare

CNN — The vertically shot video published last November shows no weapons, battlefield atrocities, or even soldiers. But the sound of a patriotic Russian song echoing through a church on the famous grounds of Kiev’s Lavra Monastery seemed to open a new front in Ukraine’s war with Russia. The church belongs to the Ukrainian Orthodox … Read more

Cracks in Russian military command seen during fighting in Ukraine

As Russian troops wage a ferocious house-to-house battle for control of eastern Ukraine strongholds, a parallel battle is unfolding in the highest echelons of military power in Moscow, with President Vladimir Putin redeploying his top generals as rival camps try to favor. The fighting for the salt mining town of Soledar and the nearby city … Read more