Evangelicals are asking the global Church to pray for Ukraine as Germany warns there is “no solution in sight” to the crisis.
The European Evangelical Alliance said the Russian government’s actions had made the task of stabilising the nation and its economy “so much harder”.
The EEA is asking Christians around the world to pray for a “miracle” to stop any further descent into conflict.
Russian forces have taken control of Crimea and Vladimir Putin has told reporters that what has happened in Ukraine is an “unconstitutional takeover”.
Germany foreign minister, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, said a meeting with his Russian counterpart, Sergei Lavrov, had been long and “difficult” and that there was “no solution in sight” to the Ukraine crisis.