NEWS WATCH: Ukraine’s Disabled Orphans Face Abuse, New Report Shows

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife DSC03846-copy-259x300 KIEV, UKRAINE-- With the world focused on war in Ukraine, many disabled children living there are apparently forgotten. International rights activists have expressed concern that thousands of minors are being condemned to live in orphanages and institutions where they face neglect and abuse.

Anger Over Murder Charge Against Ukraine’s Tymoshenko (Special Feature)

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife reporting from Uzhhorod, Ukraine UZHHOROD, UKRAINE (BosNewsLife)-- There is anger in western Ukraine over plans to prosecute jailed former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko for her alleged involvement in a contract killing of a prominent Ukrainian lawmaker and businessman.

Christians Struggling In Ukraine’s Wartorn East

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By BosNewsLife News Center in Budapest with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. BosKIEV/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- Christians are among those needing "urgent help" this winter in war-torn eastern Ukraine as churches, homes, and businesses are in ruins, and more than 1.5 million people have been displaced, locals and aid workers say.

NEWS WATCH: Ukraine Launches New Ceasefire; Peace Talks Uncertain

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent Bos NewsLife ukrainenoww KIEV, UKRAINE (BosNewsLife)-- A ceasefire called by President Petro Poroshenko has begun in eastern Ukraine as part of efforts to revive a much-violated truce with pro-Russian separatists, but it remained unclear whether a peace meeting would go ahead as planned on Tuesday.

NEWS WATCH: Ukraine’s Orthodox Church Leader Dies While Rebels Regroup

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife metropolitanKYIV, UKRAINE (BosNewsLife)-- Metropolitan Volodymyr, who led Ukraine's Moscow-linked Orthodox Church for more than two, often turbulent, decades has died, leaving behind members struggling to overcome hardship in the war-torn east. News of his passing prompted Russian President Vladimir Putin to express his condolences to the church.

NEWS WATCH: Ukraine Says Pro-Russian Rebels “Shot Down” Malaysian Plane; 298 Killed (Breaking)

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife PHOTOKYIV, UKRAINE (BosNewsLife)-- Ukraine's government has accused pro-Russian separatists of shooting down a Malaysian passenger airplane in eastern Ukraine, killing all 298 people on board, many of them children and Dutch tourists.

Ukraine Christians Mourn Killed Church Workers Amid Crackdown

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife slaviansk-brothers_0 KYIV, UKRAINE (BosNewsLife)-- Christians in eastern Ukraine are mourning the death of four local church workers and a pastor who were killed in separate attacks by pro-Russian separatists as part of a wider crackdown on evangelicals in the war torn region, BosNewsLife learned.

Ukraine, Russian Christians Mourn At Chernobyl Anniversary

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife BUDAPEST/KIEV (BosNewsLife)-- Devoted Russian and Ukrainian Christians were among those commemorating the 25th anniversary of the world’s worst nuclear disaster Tuesday, April 26, amid new warnings that  the impact of the explosion at Ukraine's Chernobyl plant is more serious than previously thought.

NEWS WATCH: Thousands Mourn Assassinated Opposition Leader Boris Nemtsov

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife ManyrememberMOSCOW/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife) Tens of thousands of people have come out in Moscow to mourn former deputy prime minister and opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, who was shot and killed late Friday. Many carried Russian flags and the photo of the 55-year-old politician, who was one of the most vocal opponents of Russian president Vladimir Putin.

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

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife 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.