Ukraine Raids Holy Site Amid Suspicion of Orthodox Church Tied to Moscow
By Marc Santora & Ivan Nechepurenko | The New York Times
The Ukrainian security services Tuesday raided one of the holiest sites for Orthodox Christians, saying they were scouring a 1,000-year-old monastery in the heart of Kyiv for Russian saboteurs among the clerics and weapons amid the relics, even as pilgrims prayed in the caves below.
Kurds Brace for Renewed Turkish Assault as Commander Calls for U.S. Help
By Louisa Loveluck | The Washington Post
A U.S.-supported Syrian enclave braced for attacks by Turkish forces as its leading commander called on Washington to do more to oppose the threatened ground invasion.
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