Wounded Ukrainian Jewish Mayor on the Mend

Gennady Kernes, who was shot last week in Kharkiv, has regained full consciousness and slowly recovering, officials say.Tova Dvorin, 5/6/2014, 3:59 PM

Pro-Russian Thugs Killed After Attacking Ukrainian Unity Rally

Pro-Russian attackers made 'a big mistake' attacking Ukrainian football hooligans; scores burned alive in revenge attack.AFP, 5/4/2014, 1:25 PM

Ukraine: Pro-Russian Separatists Down Two Army Helicopters

Clashes rage between Ukrainian gov't forces and rebel groups in eastern city of Sloviansk as Kiev seeks to regain control of the east.Ari Soffer, 5/2/2014, 3:58 PM

Ukraine 'Helpless' Against Pro-Russian Gunmen

Acting president Alexander Turchinov insists eastern Ukraine being taken over by 'terrorist organizations,' says police 'helpless.'Tova Dvorin, 4/30/2014, 4:04 PM

Israeli Doctors: Surgery on Kharkiv Mayor Succeeded

Haifa hospital said the emergency surgery performed on Gennady Kernes in Ukraine appeared to have worked.AFP and Arutz Sheva, 4/29/2014, 2:14 PM

Wounded Ukrainian Mayor Flown to Israel

Ukraine authorities asked Israeli doctors to assist in treating critically injured mayor of Kharkiv.Arutz Sheva, 4/29/2014, 10:04 AM

WZO Demands Swift Justice on Ukrainian Mayor's Shooting

Doctors still fighting to save Kharkiv's Jewish mayor Gennady Kernes, who was shot in the back by masked gunmen.Yosef Berger, 4/28/2014, 6:15 PM

Pro-Russian Militias Attack Jewish-Owned Bank

Pro-Russian militants attack bank owned by Jewish-Ukrainian oligarch; follows shooting of Jewish mayor of Kharkiv.AFP and Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/28/2014, 4:17 PM

Jewish Mayor in Ukraine Shot, Critically Wounded

Mayor of Kharkiv, Gennady Kernes, has been shot in the back by unidentified gunmen; doctors fighting to save his life.Arutz Sheva, 4/28/2014, 1:30 PM

West Preparing More Sanctions on Russia

Next round of sanctions will be more painful, U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew warns Moscow.Elad Benari, Canada, 4/26/2014, 1:10 AM

Ukraine: Separatists Seize a Bus with International Observers

Armed separatists in Sloviansk seize a bus carrying international observers from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe.Elad Benari, Canada, 4/25/2014, 9:13 PM

Ukrainian Synagogue Firebombed in Apparent Anti-Semitic Attack

Incident marks the second such attack in as many months; comes at a particularly tense time for Ukrainian Jews.Ari Soffer, 4/21/2014, 8:57 PM

Five Killed in Eastern Ukraine as Clashes Continue

Pro-Russian protestors clash again in Ukraine, amidst claims that military operations against separatists are temporarily suspended.Tova Dvorin, 4/20/2014, 11:48 AM

Neo-Nazism Raging in Ukraine?

Amidst reports that pamphlets calling for Jews to 'register' are a hoax, Ukrainian PM vows to 'bring perpetrators to justice.'Uzi Baruch, 4/20/2014, 7:09 AM

Protestors Remain in Eastern Ukraine Despite Deal

Pro-Russian separatists insist that deal reached between Russia, West 'does not apply' to them.Tova Dvorin, 4/18/2014, 3:07 PM

Three-Way Deal to 'De-Escalate' in Ukraine

Russia, the US and the European Union have said that all sides have agreed to steps to lower flames.Arutz Sheva staff, 4/17/2014, 10:16 PM

Kerry Slams 'Grotesque' Ukrainian Anti-Semitism

Notices sent to Jews in eastern Ukrainian city seized by pro-Russian forces, ordering them to identify themselves and pay, or be deported.Ari Yashar, 4/17/2014, 8:10 PM

Ousted Ukrainian President Blames Unrest on CIA

Viktor Yanukovych says the CIA is behind the new Ukrainian government's decision to deploy armed forces.Elad Benari, 4/14/2014, 5:30 AM

One Dead, 5 Injured in Clashes Between Ukraine, Separatists

After armed men storm government buildings, encourage uprising in Donetsk, Ukraine fights back; clashes kill one, injure 5.Tova Dvorin, 4/13/2014, 12:50 PM

Russia's Jittery Neighbors Call for NATO Support

Move comes as Foreign Minister calls on Russia to end 'provocative actions' after gunmen seize more buildings in eastern Ukraine.Ari Soffer, 4/12/2014, 8:31 PM

Holocaust Memorial Defaced in Ukraine

Neo-Nazis desecrate memorial, Jewish cemetery; incident raises fear of post-revolution anti-Semitic surge.Ari Soffer, 4/9/2014, 10:48 PM

Kiev Threatens Force As Standoffs Continue in Eastern Ukraine

Ukrainian Interior Minister insists that standoffs in three provinces over secession will end in 48 hours - by any means necessary.Tova Dvorin, 4/9/2014, 7:11 PM

Ukraine Retakes Donetsk Building from Demonstrators

Ukrainian special forces move against pro-Russian demonstrators occupying a government building in Donetsk.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/8/2014, 1:45 AM

Domino Effect? Another Ukrainian Province Demands Independence

Pro-Russian demonstrators storm government buildings in Donetsk, sparking fears of another annexation.Tova Dvorin, 4/7/2014, 4:32 PM

Deposed Ukrainian President Calls for Referendums Country-Wide

Ousted President Viktor Yanukovych calls for vote in every district 'for Russia or for Ukraine.'Tova Dvorin, 3/28/2014, 3:07 PM

West Grants Ukraine $14-18 Billion Bailout

Lifeline stretched for Ukraine after Crimea annexation as West offers big money. But is it enough to stabilize the embattled country?Tova Dvorin, 3/28/2014, 8:17 AM

General Assembly Says Crimea Referendum is Invalid

UN General Assembly approves a non-binding resolution calling the Crimean referendum to secede from Ukraine invalid.Elad Benari, 3/28/2014, 4:14 AM

Obama Promises to Increase Russia's Isolation

"If Russia continues its current course, the isolation will deepen," says U.S. President as Russia remains unfazed by sanctions.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/27/2014, 4:12 AM

Ukrainian Defense Minister Fired Over Crimea Crisis

As concerns over other annexations snowball, Kiev chooses to oust military official.Tova Dvorin, 3/26/2014, 2:09 PM

Ukrainian Jewish Leader to Run for President

Vadim Rabinovich, president of the All-Ukrainian Jewish Congress, says he will run for president in May 25 election.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/26/2014, 6:15 AM

Ukrainian Far-Right Leader Shot Dead

Oleksandr Muzychko, leader of the far-right Right Sector, dies in a shoot-out with police in western Ukraine.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/26/2014, 1:12 AM

Russia Booted from G8, More Sanctions Possible

Russia's membership in the G8 suspended in the latest response to its annexation of Crimea.Elad Benari, 3/25/2014, 2:45 AM

Ukraine Withdraws Military From Crimea

Interim president orders withdrawal after Russia annexes and conquers nearly all bases in peninsula; concerns of continued aggression.Ari Yashar, 3/24/2014, 1:30 PM

Russian Forces Storm Ukrainian Air Base in Crimea, Killing 1

Military takeover sparks media furor, just 24 hours after Russia annexes the peninsula. Are more takeovers to follow?Tova Dvorin, 3/22/2014, 10:37 PM

Russia Agrees to International Monitors in Ukraine

Russia accepts the deployment of an international monitoring team that will have free access to regions throughout Ukraine.Elad Benari, Canada, 3/21/2014, 11:15 PM

Ukrainian Jews Face 'Uncertain' Future

Situation for Ukraine's Jewish community tentatively stable, but American Jewish Federations 'not taking chances'.Ari Soffer, 3/21/2014, 1:21 PM

Ukrainian Leader Issues Ultimatum After Naval Chief Seized

Pro-Russian gunmen seize control of second Ukrainian military base in Crimea, detain Ukrainian naval chief.Ari Soffer, 3/19/2014, 7:18 PM

Crimea's 4,000 Jews Doing Fine, Knesset Told

Ukraine Jewish leaders give Speaker Edelstein a live update on the situation of Ukraine's Jews at present.Hezki Baruch, Gil Ronen, 3/19/2014, 9:22 AM

Ukraine PM: Russia Killed Soldier in 'War Crime'

The first person killed in the recent unrest in Crimea is a Ukraine soldier, upping the tension between Ukraine and Russia even furtherDavid Lev, 3/18/2014, 8:49 PM

Ukraine Steps Up Defense After Russia Moves to Annex Crimea

Kiev digs trenches, allots billions to defense fund, recruits volunteers as Russia moves to annex Crimea.Tova Dvorin, 3/18/2014, 12:16 PM

Putin Drafts Bill For Annexing Crimea

Russian president thumbs his nose at EU, US sanctions; bill still needs constitutional, parliamentary approval to annex.Tova Dvorin, 3/18/2014, 10:21 AM

Report: Putin to Sanction Top U.S. Senators

Russian President is reportedly planning to sanction American lawmakers in retaliation for similar U.S. sanctions on Russians.Elad Benari, 3/18/2014, 4:14 AM

Russia Official Recognizes Sovereign Crimea, Sparking Alarm

Referendum vote leads to official declaration of Crimea as 'independent state' by Moscow. But what does that mean practically?Tova Dvorin, 3/17/2014, 10:42 PM

Crimea Votes To Be Russian in 'Coerced' Referendum

93% of Crimean voters choose Russian annexation, US doesn't recognize 'rigged' vote given Russian occupation.Ari Yashar, 3/16/2014, 10:57 PM

Israeli Couple Saved From Mob in Kiev

Possibly pro-Russian rioters chase couple with sticks in Kiev's central square; miraculously the two manage to escape to synagogue.Ari Yashar, 3/16/2014, 6:19 PM

Kiev Rabbi who was Stabbed had Said He Felt Safe

Rabbi Hillel Cohen, Chairman of Hatzala in Kiev, had told Arutz Sheva that he has experienced no anti-Semitism.Gil Ronen, 3/16/2014, 11:20 AM

Crimea Heats Up Ahead of Referendum Vote

Artillery, propoganda, and rumors pour into Crimea, hours before a crucial vote to decide its Ukrainian or Russian nationality.Tova Dvorin, 3/16/2014, 8:14 AM

Anti-Semites Attack ZAKA Official in Ukraine

Deputy Commander hospitalized with stab wounds in latest incident of anti-Semitic violence.Tova Dvorin, 3/14/2014, 8:32 AM

Chabad Purim Initiative To Help Jews in Ukraine

Chabad calls for donations to help Ukrainian Jews survive the spike in anti-Semitic violence and threats of war.Ari Yashar, 3/13/2014, 5:45 PM

Palin Urges Tougher Approach Towards Putin

"The only thing that stops a bad guy with a nuke is a good guy with a nuke," says former Republican vice presidential candidate.Elad Benari, 3/9/2014, 5:46 AM

Russia Unfazed by American Threats of Sanctions

"Sanctions will hit you back like a boomerang," Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov warns Secretary of State John Kerry.Elad Benari, Canada, 3/7/2014, 10:50 PM

Ukraine Asks Interpol to Arrest Yanukovych

Interpol studying a request by Ukrainian authorities to issue an international wanted persons alert for the arrest of ousted president.Elad Benari, 3/7/2014, 2:15 AM

Crimea Votes to Join Russia

Crimean parliament votes to join Russia, raising the stakes in Russia-Ukraine standoff.Maayana Miskin, 3/6/2014, 2:58 PM

Clinton Compares Putin to Hitler, Then Denies She Did

Hillary Clinton says Russia's deployment of troops into Crimea recalls similar moves by Hitler.Elad Benari, 3/6/2014, 6:31 AM

Israel Treating Victims of Ukrainian Unrest

Seven Ukrainians scheduled to arrive at Kaplan Medical Center for treatment this week.Tova Dvorin , 3/5/2014, 10:01 PM

Video: Russians Soldiers Fire Warning Shots As Ukrainians March

Tense standoff as unarmed Ukrainian troops march to talk with Russian soldiers at air base, met by warning shots.Ari Yashar, 3/5/2014, 8:19 AM

Turkey Scrambles Fighter Jets Over Russian Plane

Possible new front opens in Ukraine-Russia standoff, which has escalated with Russian missile tests and shots fired in air.Ari Yashar, 3/5/2014, 1:13 AM