News and updates about Kyiv

Amid war in Ukraine, Europe's largest menorah lit in Kyiv

Ambassadors to Ukraine from around the world attend lighting of menorah in Ukrainian capital.

Amid war in Ukraine, Europe's largest menorah lit in Kyiv

Jews in Kyiv unite in prayer for Israel

Senior officials at Israeli embassy and Ukrainian parliament participate in special prayer rally held in Kyiv for Israel's safety

Jews in Kyiv unite in prayer for Israel

Kyiv's main synagogue celebrates 125 years since founding

Despite the war: Brodsky Central Synagogue celebrates 125th anniversary in Kyiv.

Kyiv's main synagogue celebrates 125 years since founding

Israel continues support for Jewish communities of Ukraine

Kyiv chief rabbi meets Diaspora Minister to discuss state of Jewish community in Ukraine, ongoing humanitarian efforts.

Israel continues support for Jewish communities of Ukraine

Jewish prayer to be played by in Korean DMZ

The Kyiv Chamber Orchestra will play the traditional prayer for the deceased in the Korean DMZ as part of a call for peace.

Jewish prayer to be played by in Korean DMZ

Elderly Kyiv Jews return home to bombed out city

After months at the shelter in Poland, the elderly of the Jewish community return home to Kyiv.

Elderly Kyiv Jews return home to bombed out city

Watch: Air raid sirens blare as Biden visits Kyiv

The President's surprise visit to the country was met by Russian rockets as his delegation toured the capital city.

Watch: Air raid sirens blare as Biden visits Kyiv

Ukraine and Israel - natural allies?

Have Ukraine and Israel used the full potential of cooperation between them? The KYIV NOT KIEV organization explores the question. Op-ed.

Ukraine and Israel - natural allies?

'We saved Jews in WW2, today the Jewish community saves us'

Kyiv Jewish community marks Intl. Holocaust Remembrance Day amidst explosions and Russian attacks,

'We saved Jews in WW2, today the Jewish community saves us'

Rabbi recalls Ukrainian minister's close ties with Kyiv Jews

Chief Chabad emissary eulogizes Ukrainian minister killed in helicopter crash, lauding his strong relationship with local Jewish community.

Rabbi recalls Ukrainian minister's close ties with Kyiv Jews

The rescue of Kyiv's elderly Jews

Dozens of elderly people rescued by JCC Chabad in Kyiv and transferred to Lodz, Poland to escape war.

The rescue of Kyiv's elderly Jews

We Are Without Heat And Electricity In Kyiv

Your help can make all the difference for Jews trapped in Ukraine as well as those who have fled the war.

We Are Without Heat And Electricity In Kyiv

Russia launches largest strikes against Ukraine in weeks

Kyiv and other critical regions of Ukraine hit with barrage of explosive drones and missiles.

Russia launches largest strikes against Ukraine in weeks

Kyiv attacked by over 30 ‘kamikaze drones’

Ukrainian capital targeted by drones attacking critical infrastructure.

Kyiv attacked by over 30 ‘kamikaze drones’

Mayor of Kyiv: This isn't war - it's genocide

Kyiv mayor and former boxing champion says Putin is trying to annihilate his people.

Mayor of Kyiv: This isn't war - it's genocide

Ukrainian doctors perform heart surgery on child in darkness

Operation goes forward after Russian missiles lead to power outage in Kyiv hospital.

Ukrainian doctors perform heart surgery on child in darkness

Zelenskyy asks Ukrainians to consider leaving the country

Kyiv mayor and former heavyweight world champion says it's Putin's goal to have all Ukrainians flee the country.

Zelenskyy asks Ukrainians to consider leaving the country

Kyiv residents build sukkot as city faces Russian onslaught

The Jewish community in Ukraine's capital continues celebrating its holidays - despite the country being embroiled in a bloody war.

Kyiv residents build sukkot as city faces Russian onslaught

Russian missile strikes 100 meters from Kyiv synagogue on Sukkot

Worshipers hide in synagogue of Chabad basement as Russian missile strikes near them during holiday prayers.

Russian missile strikes 100 meters from Kyiv synagogue on Sukkot

Watch: Rockets interrupt live news broadcast from Kyiv

The BBC anchor is visibly shaken after ducking for cover as Russian rockets rain down on the Ukrainian capital.

Watch: Rockets interrupt live news broadcast from Kyiv

Blinken visits Kyiv, announces $2 billion in military aid

US secretary of state makes unannounced visit, pledging additional funds for Ukraine and countries in region at risk from Russia.

Blinken visits Kyiv, announces $2 billion in military aid

The Moishe House in Kyiv has become a safe haven during wartime

In Kyiv, young Jewish adults seek to renew community events, even during wartime.

The Moishe House in Kyiv has become a safe haven during wartime

Watch: Israel reopens embassy in Kyiv

Despite Ukrainian accusations, it turns out Israel has helped the war-stricken country with vital supplies and life-saving treatment.

Watch: Israel reopens embassy in Kyiv

US reopens embassy in Kyiv

US embassy in Kyiv officially reopens after three-month closure.

US reopens embassy in Kyiv

Russian soldier pleads guilty in first Ukraine war crimes trial

Russian soldier captured by Ukraine pleads guilty to war crimes in a Kyiv courtroom for killing of 62-year old civilian.

Russian soldier pleads guilty in first Ukraine war crimes trial

Israeli Ambassador returns to Kyiv for 1st time

Israel’s Ambassador to Ukraine Michael Brodsky returns to Kyiv for first time since outbreak of war 3 months ago to examine full return.

Israeli Ambassador returns to Kyiv for 1st time

From Nigeria to Kyiv to a Hillel in Berlin

The long, strange journey for two students fleeing the Ukraine war.

From Nigeria to Kyiv to a Hillel in Berlin

'Brazen attack': Kyiv bombarded during UN Sec General's visit

Ukraine's capital was shaken by large blasts as U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres was holding talks with President Zelenskyy.

'Brazen attack': Kyiv bombarded during UN Sec General's visit

Ukraine seizes all areas around Kyiv

Ukraine's armed forces report diminished Russian air and missile strikes.

Ukraine seizes all areas around Kyiv

'Russian withdrawal from Kyiv is nothing but a tactic'

Ukrainian President urges Ukrainians not to let up even after Russia withdrew troops from Kyiv.

'Russian withdrawal from Kyiv is nothing but a tactic'

Biden skeptical Russia will scale back Kyiv attack

US President expresses skepticism after Russia says it will scale back military operations near Ukrainian capital during peace talks.

Biden skeptical Russia will scale back Kyiv attack

Ukrainian counterattacks push back Russian forces from Kyiv

Ukraine claims it has forced Russian troops out of towns north and west of the capital amid heavy fighting.

Ukrainian counterattacks push back Russian forces from Kyiv

The Siege on Kyiv is Tightening

Rescuing Remaining Jews Has Become Even Harder!No one imagined the horrors or the terrible war that is now taking place.

The Siege on Kyiv is Tightening

Four killed in Russian attack on Kyiv

Kyiv Mayor says shelling hit residential houses and shopping district in Podil district, killing four.

Four killed in Russian attack on Kyiv

'Something's changing' in Kyiv as Russian attacks continue

More than 3 million refugees have fled Ukraine, as Russian troops begin a concerted assault of the capital city of Kyiv.

'Something's changing' in Kyiv as Russian attacks continue

Ukraine is no saint

Zelenskyy is an actor caught in his own show, building towards a spectacle of horror that could lure the world into a major conflict.Op-ed

Ukraine is no saint

Fox News reporter injured near Kyiv

Fox News confirms journalist hospitalized after being injured while covering Russian invasion near Ukraine's capital.

Fox News reporter injured near Kyiv

Kyiv's mayor: The Russians will never enter our city

As the Russians close in, shelling buildings within the city limits, Kyiv mayor and former boxing champion Vitaly Klitschko remains defiant.

Kyiv's mayor: The Russians will never enter our city

Kyiv's Mayor: Putin is going to pay heavily for this

"This is a catastrophe not just for Ukraine but for the whole of Europe," says Mayor Klitzko from the besieged Ukrainian capital.

Kyiv's Mayor: Putin is going to pay heavily for this

Watch: Children flee under fire as Russians advance on Kyiv

The Russian onslaught on the Ukrainian capital continues as Putin’s forces advance on Kyiv, leaving hundreds dead and thousands homeless.

Watch: Children flee under fire as Russians advance on Kyiv

'We were completely unprepared' - Chabad emissary from Kyiv

The wife of Chabad's emissary to Kyiv recounts the harrowing tale of their escape from the besieged city.

'We were completely unprepared' - Chabad emissary from Kyiv

'I'm staying in Kyiv, I'm not afraid of anyone'

Ukrainian President releases video from his office in Kyiv, vows to stay in the capital despite the Russian invasion.

'I'm staying in Kyiv, I'm not afraid of anyone'

Watch: Russia drives tanks in Kyiv region

Russian government releases video showing tanks on streets of Kyiv region.

Watch: Russia drives tanks in Kyiv region

Sky News team hit during fighting near Kyiv

Sky News came under fire near Kyiv. Camera operator took two rounds to his body armor, one team member wounded.

Sky News team hit during fighting near Kyiv

Kyiv rabbi in Israel: We want to strengthen Jews left behind

Rabbi Jonatan Markovich, the Chief Rabbi of Kyiv, arrives on rescue flight from Kyiv.

Kyiv rabbi in Israel: We want to strengthen Jews left behind

After fleeing Kyiv, couple gives birth in Jerusalem hospital

Chani Kochav Lev and her husband Eliezer fled Ukraine just after the war began - and just in time for their baby to be born safe in Israel.

After fleeing Kyiv, couple gives birth in Jerusalem hospital

Kyiv's kosher store: 'The shelves are emptying'

Haim Chaimovitch, owner of a kosher store in Kyiv, Ukraine, says shelves are 'emptying, but at the moment there is what to eat.'

Kyiv's kosher store: 'The shelves are emptying'

'We foiled Chechen attempt to assassinate Zelensky'

Senior Ukrainian official says two units of Chechens arrived in Kyiv to assassinate President Zelensky.

'We foiled Chechen attempt to assassinate Zelensky'

Watch: Evacuating Jews from Kyiv to Moldova

Explosions are heard throughout the journey as around 100 Jews succeed in fleeing Ukraine.

Watch: Evacuating Jews from Kyiv to Moldova

Russian forces surround Kyiv: 'Civilians are trapped'

Ukrainian capital city cut off, mayor says, leaving civilians unable to flee. 'We are encircled'.

Russian forces surround Kyiv: 'Civilians are trapped'

Russian forces enter Kharkiv, Ukraine's 2nd largest city

Kyiv resident says citizens will fight Russian invaders. 'Kyiv could be hell for Russian military,'

Russian forces enter Kharkiv, Ukraine's 2nd largest city

Six-year-old killed in gunfire, oil depot hit by missile

In another incident, Russian soldiers blow up natural gas pipeline in Kharkiv.

Six-year-old killed in gunfire, oil depot hit by missile

BBC journalist shown bombed family home

BBC Ukrainian journalist views pictures of her family home, which was devastated overnight in Kyiv.

BBC journalist shown bombed family home

Kyiv residents prepare for urban combat

Residents of the capital of Ukraine are preparing to hold out against the Russian forces as fighting draws nearer to their city.

Kyiv residents prepare for urban combat

Kyiv synagogue sheltering Jews unable to flee invasion

Kyiv Chief Rabbi Yonatan Markovitch is using his synagogue for food and shelter for the Jews who remain in Ukraine's capital city.

Kyiv synagogue sheltering Jews unable to flee invasion

'We downed enemy aircraft over Kyiv'

Ukrainian forces down enemy aircraft which then crashes into residential building, says adviser to interior minister.

'We downed enemy aircraft over Kyiv'

Attacks on Odessa, Russian forces closing in on Kyiv

Airport on outskirts of capital under attack by helicopters flown out of Belarus. Kyiv still under fire.

Attacks on Odessa, Russian forces closing in on Kyiv

Where are the Jews of Ukraine going - and who's staying?

"We are not panicking," says Ukraine's Chief Rabbi. Not everyone is leaving - one flight to Israel was postponed due to low demand.

Where are the Jews of Ukraine going - and who's staying?