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Russia Is Waging a Religious War on Ukraine, and Israel Is Involved

A renewed schism in Christianity: Ukraine is fighting for its independence from Russia in the churches as well as in the streets. And Kyiv has a surprising model for its struggle for sovereignty and religious identity

Catherine Wanner
Catherine Wanner
Catherine Wanner
Catherine Wanner

If Ukraine is ground zero in the tensions between Russia and the West, religion is ground zero in the war between Russia and Ukraine. Grappling with the conflict with Russia made Israel a model for Eastern Christian churches in Ukraine. Now that a full-scale invasion of Ukraine has been launched by Russian forces and Ukrainians find themselves surrounded by hostile countries, they will look to Israel even more.

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