Ukrainian Pentecostal evolution of society and the state during the events Euromaidan and Russian aggression against Ukraine




Ukrainian Pentecostal, ATO, Revolution dignity


Ukrainian revolution of 2014 discovered the courage of Ukrainian nation to the whole world, as well as its unity and goal to renovate the country. Ukrainians have shown the world that they are a self-sufficient nation that wants to become a full-fledged part of European civilization as soon as possible. Ukrainian religion and spirituality also become open to the world. Thus, religion played a major part during the Revolution of dignity, and it is still of primary importance in the war in Donbas.

Ukrainian Pentecostalism is an inherent part of the processes which took place on Maidan Nezalezhnosti and are now taking place within the anti-terrorist campaign (ATO). Pentecostals are actively helping Ukrainians to fight against the Russian aggression and pro-Russian separatism in Eastern Ukraine. Despite the variety of movements and unions of Ukrainian Pentecostals, most of them took the side of the Ukrainian people. Today Pentecostal provide humanitarian aid for both residents of Donbas and the Ukrainian soldiers as well. Therefore, it is important to investigate the role of Ukrainian Pentecostals and Neo-Pentecostals in the events, which took place throughout November 2013 and February 2014 on Maidan in Kyiv, and which are happening now in Eastern Ukraine.

Author Biography

Ihor Dmytruk, Lesya Ukrainka Eastern European National University, Lutsk

Postgraduate student of the Philosophical Department


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How to Cite

Dmytruk, I. (2015). Ukrainian Pentecostal evolution of society and the state during the events Euromaidan and Russian aggression against Ukraine. Skhid, (4(136), 26–29.