The first foreign visit of heads of state is always symbolic. That is how the newly elected head of the country denotes the priority of his foreign policy.
The moment of truth is fast approaching in the high-stakes game of Three-Card Monte also known as Ukraine’s presidential election.
Was $25 million in American tax dollars allocated for a payoff to stir up religious turmoil and violence in Ukraine?
The unity of the Orthodox world, previously threatened by the illegal actions of Phanar in Ukraine, collapsed. The Synod of the Patriarch of Constantinople made decisions, in fact, placing it outside of Orthodoxy.
Probably not many people who follow international affairs think the intricacies of Orthodox Church governance are particularly important.
Well, the US Department of State does.
ArkadyBabchenko was not killed. The journalist made an official statement on Ukrainian television. Previously Ukranian media reported that liberal journalist that left Moscow for Kiev was shot dead near his home in the capital.