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  • Reaching out to Ukrainian friends during crisis

    By Jared Sichel

    March 5, 2014 | 11:08 am

    Two years ago, on a visit to Kiev, following a trip to Moscow and St. Petersburg, I had the privilege of spending a weekend with an amazing Jewish family in the center of what I otherwise remember as a somewhat dark, depressing city.

    Although they are foreign-born, they are major...

  • Ukraine president says deal reached with opposition, France urges caution

    February 21, 2014 | 12:16 am

    Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich said on Friday a deal to resolve his country's political crisis had been reached with pro-European opposition leaders after the worst violence since Soviet times, but France urged caution.

    After all-night negotiations mediated by visiting...

  • Ukrainian protest speaker to Jewish oligarchs: ‘Give Yanukovych a gun’

    February 20, 2014 | 1:17 pm

    An unidentified speaker onstage at the protest encampment in Kiev’s Independence Square told Jewish oligarchs to “give [Ukrainian President Viktor] Yanukovych a gun” and predicted the decline of their fortunes  they “earned using the work of [the Ukrainian] people.”

    The speech...