Secret Protestant Churches in Donetsk: Ukraine’s Religious War

The war in eastern Ukraine hasn’t just been about territory — religion has deepened the divide. In Donetsk, Protestants are being forced to conduct their services in apartments, persecuted by pro-Russia separatists who believe there’s only room for one religion in the region: Russian Orthodoxy. VICE News correspondent Simon Ostrovsky traveled to Donetsk to attend secret Protestant churches, and spoke with members of the Donetsk People’s Republic as well as the Orthodox Church to find out whether the DPR’s vision for the rebel-controlled region includes the coexistence of religious beliefs. Watch “Volunteer Soldiers Fighting in Ukraine: Russian Roulette (Dispatch 102)” – http://bit.ly/1MRlJjd Watch “Russia’s Ghost Army in Ukraine” – http://bit.ly/1AOAZGI Read “Putin Parties Down with Pop Singers at Rally Celebrating Anniversary of Crimea Annexation” – http://bit.ly/1DCI0BP Subscribe to VICE News here: http://bit.ly/Subscribe-to-VICE-News Check out VICE News for more: http://vicenews.com Follow VICE News here: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vicenews Twitter: https://twitter.com/vicenews Tumblr: http://vicenews.tumblr.com/ Instagram: http://instagram.com/vicenews More videos from the VICE network: https://www.fb.com/vicevideos

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