The church in Pticha
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The Ukrainian church no one is allowed to enter

A Ukrainian village church has had its doors locked for the past two years because of a community dispute over the right to worship there.

Tensions between Russia and Ukraine have also fuelled divisions in the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, which split into a Moscow-led branch and a Kiev-led branch when Ukraine originally gained independence in 1917.

Olga Smirnova goes behind the fault line in the village of Pticha.

Listen to the full documentary Faith on the Ukraine Faultline on BBC World Service

  • 22 Aug 2016
  • From the section Europe
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