Millions of Ukrainians still worship in Orthodox churches deeply influenced by Russian clergy who support Moscow's invasion, sparking a clash of faith and national loyalty.
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A Kharkiv metro station became a bomb shelter as the city came under Russian attack. Now, at the holiday season, it's also a Christmas village where kids can drop off letters to Grandfather Frost.
The schism between Ukrainian churches and the Russia Orthodox Church culminated Saturday in the creation of an independent Ukrainian Orthodox Church, angering Russian religious and political leaders.
The move comes at a time of heightened tensions between Russia and Ukraine, and has already drawn condemnation from Moscow.