Winfield missionary minister in Ukraine

Mark Posey preaching to a congregation in a Ukrainian church, joined by his translator Marina Flegontova.

By Luke Brantley
Staff writer
DNIPRO, UKRAINE — In March of 2014, Russia invaded and annexed the Crimean Peninsula territory that previously belonged to Ukraine. Ukraine, which shares its eastern border with Russia, has been in a tense situation ever since.
Earlier this year, tensions started to rise once again as Russia built up troops along the border, and skirmishes between Ukrainian, Russian and Russian-backed separatist forces grow more common and violent.
U.S. officials have said that based on intelligence they’ve received, they believe a Russian invasion of Ukraine is inevitable.

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