Tuesday, 21 November, 2017, 16:02 Politics
Ukraine preparing to celebrate Christmas western style

Rada Speaker Andrij Parubij signed the law declaring Dec. 25 a vacation day. Now the law is to be inked by the president.

The Orthodox Church is reluctant to switch the date, but Ukraine’s  Catholics and Greek Catholics approve of the law.

If Christmas is celebrated on Dec. 25, it will wring Ukraine Orthodox from the grip of the Russian Orthodox Church, still holding dominant positions in Ukraine.