Cyprus archbishop puts dissenting bishops on notice, while one dissenting bishop releases book on Ukraine

PARSIPPANY, N.J. – Archbishop Chrysos­tomos, primate of the Orthodox Church of Cyprus, issued a statement that he will implement methods to put in place members of the Synod of the Church of Cyprus who do not agree with the decision to recognize the autocephaly of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine (OCU) that was granted by Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew in January 2019.

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Yakiv Khammo (+100 kg) won bronze at the World Judo Championships on June 6-12 in Budapest, Hungary. In the third-place match, Khammo won against Gela Zaalishvili of Georgia, and in the lead-up match Khammo won against Martti Puumalainen of Finland. Ukraine was represented by 13 athletes – nine males and four females. Anastasiia Turchyn, who qualified after she finished in fifth place at the tournament, will join Khammo in representing Ukraine at the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics.

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Ukraine friendlies end in two wins and a draw
Ukraine played several international friendly matches prior to the resumption of Euro 2020 matches. Ukraine won 4-0 against Cyprus on June 7 at Metalist Stadium in Kharkiv, 1-0 against Northern Ireland on June 3 at Dnipro Arena in Ukraine and tied 1-1 with Bahrain on May 23 at Metalist Stadium in Kharkiv.

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Longoria goes deep twice in two games
Ukrainian Evan Longoria, in the Cactus League, in his first at bat of the 2021 regular season crushed a sinker from Seattle Mariners lefty Marco Gonzales to give his San Francisco Giants an early 1-0 lead in the second inning on April 1. Longoria, 35, hit his first homer of the year 358 feet over the right field wall (an opposite field shot) with an exit velocity of 101.4 mph. To prove this was no fluke either, he went deep again in the Giants’ second game, smashing a two-run shot, going two for three with two RBI’s.

Ukraine holds second place in group of World Cup qualifiers

PARSIPPANY, N.J. – Ukraine tied with Kazakhstan 1-1 on March 31 in a 2022 World Cup Group D qualifier in Kyiv. Roman Yaremchuk opened the scoring for Ukraine in the 20th minute, but Serikzhan Muzhikov equalized in the 59th minute. Ukraine tied 1-1 with Finland (third place, 2 points) on March 28 in Kyiv. Junior Moraes scored for Ukraine in the 80th minute, but Teemu Pukki leveled the score for the Finns in the 89th minute with a penalty kick.