Russia Invades Ukraine

The photo shows a Russian military ship. (Photo courtesy of joost j. bakker via Wikimedia Commons)

[EDITOR’S NOTE] MNN is monitoring the unfolding situation in Ukraine. The article below has been updated since the invasion began. Please keep checking back for new stories as our partners release details from the scenes.

Ukraine (MNN) — Russia has declared war on Ukraine, commencing military operations on the morning of February 24.

A U.S. ambassador says Russia has created a list of Ukrainians to be killed or put into camps during the invasion. According to the letter, this includes journalists, anti-corruption activists, and minority groups.

The Kremlin has denied this report, calling it “fiction.”

Pressure on churches

Joel Griffith with the Slavic Gospel Association talks about churches in the Donbas region, already occupied by Russian-backed forces since 2014. “The Separatist leaders in that area began putting some pressure on evangelical churches. They required them to re-register but then, in essence, did not allow them to do so. I know that some pastors over there had been on the receiving end of threats.”

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SOURCE: Mission Network News, Kevin Zeller

CALL TO ACTION

  • Pray for peace in Ukraine.
  • Ask God to strengthen churches across Ukraine as they minister to those in need and proclaim the Gospel.