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  • For ‘hardcore’ Jews displaced by Ukrainian fighting, Israel beckons

    August 12, 2014 | 11:48 am

    Each time he dispatches a car into Lugansk, Rabbi Shalom Gopin readies himself for hours of anxious anticipation.

    The scene of brutal urban warfare between Ukrainian troops and pro-Russian separatists, this eastern Ukrainian city now has no regular power supply, running water or...

  • Ukraine threatens rebels with ‘nasty surprise’ in new push

    July 8, 2014 | 10:54 am

    Ukraine's government kept up military pressure against pro-Russian rebels on Tuesday, threatening them with an "nasty surprise," while the militants said they were preparing to fight back after losing their main stronghold.

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, drawing confidence...

  • Fighting rages in eastern Ukraine town, residents flee

    June 4, 2014 | 2:06 pm

    Ukrainian government forces battled separatists with artillery and automatic weapons on Wednesday in a second day of fighting in and around Slaviansk, forcing many residents to flee.

    The Kiev government, trying to break rebellions by pro-Russia militias, said over 300 rebels had...

  • Divided eastern Ukraine city calm after battle, rebels seek Russian help

    May 28, 2014 | 9:47 am

    An uneasy calm returned to the streets of Donetsk on Wednesday after the biggest battle of the pro-Russian separatist uprising in eastern Ukraine, a conflict transformed by the landslide election of a pro-European leader who vowed to crush the revolt.

    Government forces killed...

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  • Israel rescues Ukrainian Jews stranded by fighting

    May 27, 2014 | 5:00 pm

    Israel's Jewish Agency came to the rescue of two Jewish Ukranian families after rebels seized control of Donetsk airport as they were waiting to emigrate to Israel, an agency spokesman said on Tuesday.

    The two families, numbering six people, were stranded at the airport when it...

  • The reality of Ukraine’s conflict in a Donetsk morgue

    May 27, 2014 | 12:31 pm

    At the Kalinin morgue in Donetsk, where fighting has raged for two days between Ukrainian forces and pro-Russian separatists, the bodies were piled so high it was difficult to tell their number.

    The separatists say these were wounded men being transported back to the city in a...

  • Political fever rises as Ukraine breaks apart

    May 2, 2014 | 9:34 am

    Cross the Crimean sparkling wine off the list. The lingerie from Luhansk and felt boots from Donetsk could be next.

    Financial journalist Yulia Sarotsyna spent a year living only off products made in Ukraine for a relentlessly upbeat blog to promote local brands. On the road for...

  • Ukrainian separatist TV channel to combat ‘zombie Zionists’

    April 22, 2014 | 9:58 am

    Ukrainian separatists pledged to combat “zombie Zionists” in what appeared to be a promotional video for a newly-launched pro-Russian television channel.

    The video was one of the first materials shown by KPE TV, which was established on Sunday, the news website tvplus.dn.ua ...

  • Ukraine’s anti-Semitism: Real and not new

    April 18, 2014 | 1:08 pm

    Over the last week there have been disturbing reports out of Donetsk, in eastern Ukraine, of leaflets being handed out by masked men to worshipers leaving Passover services at the Bet Menakhem-Mendel synagogue.  The leaflets demanded that Jews register with the authorities and pay...

  • Ukraine separatists reject diplomatic deal to disarm

    April 18, 2014 | 9:50 am

    Armed pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine said on Friday they were not bound by an international deal ordering them to disarm and would not move out of public buildings they have seized until the Kiev government stepped down.

    The agreement, brokered by the United States,...

  • Anti-Semitic fliers in Ukraine: Who is responsible?

    April 17, 2014 | 3:02 pm

    Secretary of State John Kerry condemned as "grotesque" on Thursday the distribution of leaflets in eastern Ukraine that appeared to call on Jews to register with separatist, pro-Russian authorities.

    Though purported authors of the flier described it as a crude attempt to...

  • Fliers call on Ukrainian Jews to register religion, property

    April 17, 2014 | 11:07 am

    Pro-Russian separatists from Donetsk in eastern Ukraine denied any involvement in the circulation of fliers calling on Jews to register with separatists and pay special taxes.

    The fliers were distributed earlier this week in the city, where pro-Russian separatists led by Denis...

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