Kyiv puts sanctions on Russian Protestant leader


Eastern Europe

The Pentecostal leader Sergey Ryakhovsky (left) is always invited to the regular meeting with religious leaders by President Vladimir Putin (right), like this one in November 2019. As a result of that, the Ukrainian government has put him under sanctions. Photo EPA, Evgenia Novozhenina

Ukrainian President Zelensky has put sanctions on a group of 21 Christian leaders from Russia. Among them is the Pentecostal bishop Sergey Ryakhovsky.