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  • Worst east Ukraine shelling for month; cease-fire looks in doubt

    November 10, 2014 | 3:40 pm

    East Ukraine's rebel stronghold Donetsk was pummeled on Sunday by the heaviest shelling in a month, and the OSCE said it spotted an armored column of troops without insignia in rebel territory that Kiev said proved Moscow had sent reinforcements.

    A two-month-old ceasefire to end...

  • Ukraine claims more territory as fight intensifies with rebels

    July 28, 2014 | 10:47 am

    Ukraine said on Monday its troops had wrested more territory from pro-Russian rebels, advancing towards the site where Malaysian flight MH17 was brought down, which international investigators said they could not reach because of the fighting.

    Troops recaptured two rebel-held...

  • 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...

  • Jewish group cuts funding for Kiev office over criticism of Putin

    July 3, 2014 | 1:31 pm

    An organization representing Russian-speaking Jews cut funding for its Kiev office because of the office head’s criticism of Russia’s actions in Ukraine.

    The Euro-Asian Jewish Congress, or EAJC, in February stopped funding its Kiev office, which is run by Josef Zissels, he told...

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  • Ukraine leaders meet security chiefs as ceasefire end nears

    June 30, 2014 | 11:54 am

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko called a meeting of his security chiefs on Monday to decide whether to extend a shaky ceasefire in the war against separatists that was due to lapse at 10 p.m. (1500 ET).

    Poroshenko consulted the national security and defense council after...

  • Russia’s Gazprom reduces gas to Ukraine after deadline passes

    June 16, 2014 | 9:18 am

    Russian natural gas exporter Gazprom reduced supplies to Ukraine on Monday after Kiev failed to meet a deadline to pay off its gas debts in a dispute that could disrupt supplies to the rest of Europe.

    Announcing that Ukraine will now only get gas it pays for in advance, Moscow...

  • As Ukraine moves on rebel stronghold, residents live with sound of shelling

    June 5, 2014 | 3:53 pm

    Only one of the Ukrainian army checkpoints encircling the separatist stronghold of Slaviansk, where a military operation was in its third day on Thursday, was letting traffic through – most on its way out.

    Beyond it, the sporadic boom of heavy artillery shelling in the northern...

  • 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...

  • Shaken by Ukraine’s turmoil, Kiev Jews form self-defense force

    May 23, 2014 | 3:09 pm

    At an empty Chabad school near the banks of the Dnieper River here in Ukraine’s capital city, six uniformed Jews with handguns and bulletproof vests are practicing urban warfare.

    Leading the May 21 training is a brawny man who at irregular intervals barks Hebrew-language commands...

  • After separatist votes, Russia urges talks on Ukraine’s future

    May 12, 2014 | 11:21 am

    Russia called on Ukraine's interim government on Monday to debate the country's future structure after separatists in two eastern regions claimed victory in referendums on self-rule.

    In a statement, the Russian Foreign Ministry said "the Kiev authorities continue to display a...

  • Putin marks Victory in Crimea as Ukraine violence flares

    May 9, 2014 | 2:45 pm

    President Vladimir Putin flew in to Crimea on Friday for the first time since it was annexed by Moscow, proclaiming as he marked the Soviet victory in World War II that incorporating the former Ukrainian territory had made Russia stronger.

    In east Ukraine, where pro-Moscow rebels...

  • Wounded Ukrainian mayor ‘stable’ in Israeli hospital

    April 29, 2014 | 9:17 am

    The mayor of eastern Ukraine's biggest city was in a stable condition on Tuesday in a hospital in Israel, where he was flown after being wounded in the highest-profile assassination attempt in the standoff between Kiev and Moscow.

    Gennady Kernes, one of Ukraine's most prominent...

  • Ukraine peace deal falters as rebels show no sign of surrender

    April 21, 2014 | 11:17 am

    An agreement to avert wider conflict in Ukraine was faltering on Monday, with pro-Moscow separatist gunmen showing no sign of surrendering government buildings they have seized.

    U.S. and European officials say they will hold Moscow responsible and impose new economic sanctions if...

  • 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...

  • The real threat to Ukraine’s Jewish community

    March 26, 2014 | 10:27 am

    After years of fighting against anti-Semitism in the Soviet Union and later in an independent Ukraine, the Ukrainian Jewish community is now confronting a new threat. This threat comes from an unprecedented effort by the Russian government and others to paint a false impression of...

  • Stymied by Israeli bureaucracy, Ukrainian has been making aliyah for three years

    March 20, 2014 | 2:08 pm

    Sitting in his sister’s living room in this town outside Tel Aviv, Yuriy Yukhatskov says he’s glad to be far from his home city of Kiev.

    Yukhatskov, 44, says that what he sees as the pervasive anti-Semitism in Ukraine’s capital would grow only worse with the country’s recent...

  • Ukraine appeals to West as Crimea turns to Russia

    March 11, 2014 | 2:18 pm

    Ukraine's government appealed for Western help on Tuesday to stop Moscow annexing Crimea but the Black Sea peninsula, overrun by Russian troops, seemed fixed on a course that could formalize rule from Moscow within days.

    With their own troops in Crimea effectively prisoners in...

  • Kiev Jewish volunteers undergo disaster training

    March 5, 2014 | 3:53 pm

    Jewish volunteers in Kiev underwent training on how to respond to multiple emergencies.

    The training was given to about 15 volunteers this week by United Hatzalah and ZAKA — two emergency response organizations from Israel.

    “The participants have been trained to provide first...

  • 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...

  • In Kiev, an Israeli militia commander fights in the streets and saves lives

    February 28, 2014 | 10:54 am

    He calls his troops “the Blue Helmets of Maidan,” but brown is the color of the headgear worn by Delta — the nom de guerre of the commander of a Jewish-led militia force that participated in the Ukrainian revolution. Under his helmet, he also wears a kippah.

    Delta, a Ukraine-born...

  • Interfaith group sending $1 million to secure Jews in Ukraine

    February 26, 2014 | 12:36 pm

    The International Fellowship of Christians and Jews said it will send $1 million to assist the Jewish community in Ukraine amid the country’s political upheaval.

    The help, which will go toward security for Jewish institutions and for the elderly and impoverished, was announced...

  • Ukraine Jews hunkering down amid turmoil

    February 25, 2014 | 10:04 am

    The turmoil in Ukraine has left one of Europe’s largest Jewish communities on edge.

    After an outbreak of violence in Kiev last week that left dozens of protesters and policemen dead, President Viktor Yanukovych fled the capital and parliament installed an interim leader to take...

  • Ukraine’s Jews again caught between a rock and a hard place

    February 24, 2014 | 1:53 pm

    Shortly after the demise of the Soviet Union, I received an invitation to participate in a conference in the newly independent Ukraine. The organizers asked me to appear on the country’s version of “Good Morning America,” watched by millions of citizens. The anchorwoman interviewed...

  • 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...

  • Looking at Kiev, through blood and fire

    February 20, 2014 | 10:21 am

    The scenes from Kiev are reminiscent of Cairo in 2011 — or perhaps the Battle of Stalingrad or revolutionary Paris. A ring of burning barricades surrounds the stage on which opposition leaders, European Union parliament members and protesters speak. Images in the news are filled...

  • We care about Ukraine

    January 27, 2014 | 12:28 pm

    We Jews cannot forget millennium-long atrocities and persecutions, and we shall never forget about the Holocaust. But we also remember our struggle for freedom and independence. Zionism is a Jewish national movement that proved to be able to revive the Jewish national state on its...

  • Jewish Agency to hold Kiev meeting despite qualms by some local Jews

    March 14, 2013 | 8:51 am

    The Jewish Agency and a chief rabbi of Ukraine have disputed claims that Kiev is ill-suited for hosting a Jewish Agency event due to rising xenophobia and civil liberties issues.

    The allegations came in a letter to the Jewish Agency co-signed by 14 people, including Euro-Asian...

  • Ukrainian Jewish businessman Vadim Rabinovich survives explosion

    March 4, 2013 | 8:17 am

    Vadim Rabinovich, a Jewish Ukrainian philanthropist and businessman, survived an apparent attempt on his life in Kiev.

    According to the online edition of the Russian daily Komsomolskaya Pravda, an explosive device was hurled into Rabinovich’s car near the Klovska metro station on...

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