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News and updates about Ukraine

Ahead of Passover:

Zelenskyy meets Jewish students, local rabbis

Ukrainian President visits Jewish school in Kyiv on the occasion of Passover: The Jewish community supports Ukraine in the fight for freedom.

Zelenskyy meets Jewish students, local rabbis

Third Passover amid the war

Ukraine's Jews to celebrate under threat of Russian attack

The FJCU finished the long preparations for Passover that began a month and a half ago and began with the transportation and distribution of packages of essentials to 45 thousand Jewish families in the 169 Jewish communities throughout the country.

Ukraine's Jews to celebrate under threat of Russian attack

Man arrested for hate graffiti in Uman

Young man caught on camera spraying a swastika and antisemitic slogans on the side of a Jewish building.

Man arrested for hate graffiti in Uman

British Foreign Minister:

This is why Britain did not intercept Russian drones like Iran’s

British Foreign Minister explains why Britain did not intercept Russian drones as it did this week in the Iranian attack against Israel.

This is why Britain did not intercept Russian drones like Iran’s

Biden asks Ukraine not to attack Russian refineries

The request comes on the heels of a Russian attack on Ukrainian power facilities.

Biden asks Ukraine not to attack Russian refineries

Ukraine denies involvement

IAEA condemns attack on Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant

IAEA chief condemns Ukrainian drone strike on one of six nuclear reactors at Zaporizhzhia. Ukraine: We're not involved in any armed provocations on the territory of the illegally occupied nuclear plant.

IAEA condemns attack on Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant

Chabad emissary to Dnipro, Ukraine, dies at 28

Mrs. Leah Althaus, a young mother and Shlucha in Dnipro, Ukraine, passed away.

Chabad emissary to Dnipro, Ukraine, dies at 28

Putin acknowledges:

'Moscow terrorists are radical Islamists'

Russian President says the terrorists who killed 139 people at a suburban Moscow concert hall are “radical Islamists,” but again claims Ukraine could have played a role in the attack.

'Moscow terrorists are radical Islamists'

Zelenskyy:

'Putin trying to shift the blame for Moscow attack'

Ukrainian President blasts Russian President who claimed that the four terrorists arrested for deadly attack on concert hall were traveling toward Ukraine.

'Putin trying to shift the blame for Moscow attack'

For the first time

1000 mishloach manot delivered to Ukrainian front lines

The 'Federation of Jewish Communities in Ukraine' (FJCU) oversaw the distribution of the parcels to soldiers and civilians across the country ahead of Purim.

1000 mishloach manot delivered to Ukrainian front lines

Zelenskyy:

'31,000 Ukrainian soldiers killed in the war'

Ukrainian President for the first time confirms the number of the country's losses since the start of Russia’s war on February 24, 2022.

'31,000 Ukrainian soldiers killed in the war'

Ukrainian army:

'We have sunk another Russian boat'

The General Headquarters of the Ukrainian Army announced that since the outbreak of the war, Ukraine has sunk one third of the Russian fleet stationed around the Black Sea.

'We have sunk another Russian boat'

Son of Israeli Ambassador to Ukraine injured in Gaza

IDF soldier Eyal Brodsky suffers severe injuries in Khan Yunis, father Michael Brodsky, Israeli ambassador to Ukraine, makes his way to Israel.

Son of Israeli Ambassador to Ukraine injured in Gaza

Zelenskyy denies plans to fire head of army

The Ukrainian President says he has not moved to dismiss the head of his army despite growing tensions between the two.

Zelenskyy denies plans to fire head of army

Jewish Lives Matter! Statistically, let me spell this out

96,000 civilians have died in Ukraine since the start of the war on February 24, 2022. Where are the protests? The UNSC meetings? Op-ed.

Jewish Lives Matter! Statistically, let me spell this out

Zelenskyy:

'The notion that Russia is winning is only a feeling'

Ukrainian President claims Russia is still suffering heavy battlefield losses.

'The notion that Russia is winning is only a feeling'

Ukraine:

Jewish man killed in rocket barrage in Kharkiv

30-year-old Artem Reznik killed in a rocket attack on the city on Friday morning.

Jewish man killed in rocket barrage in Kharkiv

Report:

Russia losing 300 soldiers a day in Ukraine

A British report claims that Russian casualties in Ukraine will equal or even rival the number of Soviet soldiers lost in Afghanistan.

Russia losing 300 soldiers a day in Ukraine

Ukrainian army claims to have shot down five Russian fighters

If true, the report could mean one of the greatest blows to the Russian army since the Ukraine War began.

Ukrainian army claims to have shot down five Russian fighters

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

Watch:

Zelenskyy lights Hanukkah candles in his office

Ukrainian President lights the first Hanukkah candle in his office together with Chabad emissaries who also serve as rabbis of local cities.

Zelenskyy lights Hanukkah candles in his office

From battling in Ukraine to supporting Israel’s home front

Hundreds of Ukrainian olim in Israel volunteer to support the war effort.

From battling in Ukraine to supporting Israel’s home front

Ukraine:

Photos of Israeli hostages to be included in Hanukkah kits

Thousands of Hanukkah kits will be given out in Ukraine - with pictures of the Israeli kidnapped in Gaza.

Photos of Israeli hostages to be included in Hanukkah kits

Report:

Contacts underway on Zelenskyy visit to Israel

Diplomatic sources say Ukrainian President could visit Israel as soon as next week, though the full details have not yet been finalized.

Contacts underway on Zelenskyy visit to Israel

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

Belarus:

Anti-Israeli propaganda claims Hamas massacre is fake news

President Alexander Lukashenko’s Telegram channel says reports about a massacre in Israel 'are based on a lie by an Israeli journalist.'

Anti-Israeli propaganda claims Hamas massacre is fake news

After honoring of Nazi:

Putin calls former Canadian House Speaker 'an idiot'

Russian President comments on incident in which Canada's Parliament celebrated veteran who had fought alongside the Nazis.

Putin calls former Canadian House Speaker 'an idiot'

After uproar over hosting Nazi:

Canada's House of Commons elects new speaker

Greg Fergus becomes first Black Canadian to hold the post, replaces speaker who quit after honoring Ukrainian who fought with Nazis.

Canada's House of Commons elects new speaker

Jewish groups disagree:

Condemn memorials to Nazi allies?

Memorials to Ukrainian Nazi allies in Detroit, Philadelphia enter spotlight after Canadian Parliament scandal.

Condemn memorials to Nazi allies?

Zelenskyy visits Babi Yar on 82nd anniversary of massacre

Ukrainian President: No matter how many years have passed, humanity will remember the lives taken by Nazism.

Zelenskyy visits Babi Yar on 82nd anniversary of massacre

Canadian PM apologizes for parliament honoring Nazi veteran

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau apologizes after a Nazi veteran was praised in parliament: It was a terrible mistake.

Canadian PM apologizes for parliament honoring Nazi veteran

After inviting Nazi fighter:

Canadian House of Commons Speaker resigns

Speaker Anthony Rota announces resignation over having invited a man who fought for the Nazis to attend Zelenskyy's address to Parliament.

Canadian House of Commons Speaker resigns

Canada:

Speaker apologizes for honoring Ukrainian who fought with Nazis

Speaker of the House of Commons of Canada apologizes for Parliament's standing ovation to Ukrainian who fought for a Nazi unit.

Speaker apologizes for honoring Ukrainian who fought with Nazis

Canada:

Parliament under fire for honoring man who fought for Nazis

Jewish organizations demand Canada’s Parliament apologize for giving standing ovation to man who fought for Nazi unit.

Parliament under fire for honoring man who fought for Nazis

During meeting with Zelenskyy:

Biden announces additional military aid to Ukraine

The package includes air defense capabilities, cluster munitions, anti-tank weapons and other equipment.

Biden announces additional military aid to Ukraine

Israeli journalist:

'There's holiness here - why travel to Uman?'

Journalist Kalman Libeskind slams Rosh Hashanah pilgrimage to Uman: 'The heart of holiness is in the Land of Israel, why travel to Ukraine?'

'There's holiness here - why travel to Uman?'

The Odessa Jewish Community

Rabbi Abraham Wolf's Urgent Appeal for Assistance

Rabbi Wolf shows the dire circumstances facing the community and their pressing need for support amidst the ongoing conflict in Ukraine.

Rabbi Abraham Wolf's Urgent Appeal for Assistance

On Rosh Hashana:

Israeli pilgrim collapses and dies in Uman

The Israeli collapsed in front of his children, who were next to him at the entrance of the grave site of Rabbi Nachman of Breslev.

Israeli pilgrim collapses and dies in Uman

Zelenskyy:

'Let the new year bring hope for a brighter future'

Ukrainian President wishes the Jewish people a Happy New Year: May good triumph over evil and peace be restored.

'Let the new year bring hope for a brighter future'

Israeli Finance Minister speaks with Ukrainian counterpart

The two discussed plans to assist pilgrims returning from Uman to Israel and decided to continue the correspondence in the future.

Israeli Finance Minister speaks with Ukrainian counterpart

Israeli visiting Ukraine runs over local woman

The Israeli citizen arrested after the accident. Separately, four Israelis who arrived in Uman arrested on suspicion of drug possession.

Israeli visiting Ukraine runs over local woman

Zelenskyy Rosh Hashana message

'Ukraine expects greater support from Israel'

Ukrainian President meets 32 Chabad emissaries and rabbis day before Rosh Hashanah, gives decorations to 15 Jewish soldiers.

'Ukraine expects greater support from Israel'

Ukraine refuses to allow entry to Eliezer Berland

Convicted sex offender Eliezer Berland attempts to travel to Uman ahead of Rosh Hashanah - but is denied entry to Ukraine.

Ukraine refuses to allow entry to Eliezer Berland

Netanyahu to Uman pilgrims:

'You're responsible for your own safety'

Despite the official travel warning, government approves 4 mil. NIS plan to assist Israeli pilgrims in entering war-torn country.

'You're responsible for your own safety'

Netanyahu speaks with Zelenskyy on Israeli aid to Ukraine

The two leaders spoke about the continuation of Israeli aid to Ukraine, refugees, and ensuring freedom of worship in Uman.

Netanyahu speaks with Zelenskyy on Israeli aid to Ukraine

Ukraine: 'Israel is collaborating with a ruthless country'

Ukraine Embassy slams Israel-Russia cinema agreement, says it looks like Israel offering platforms for Russia to 'disseminate toxic ideas.'

Ukraine: 'Israel is collaborating with a ruthless country'

Ukraine blasts Putin after latest comments on Zelenskyy

Ukraine fires back after Putin said that the West put Zelenskyy in charge “to cover up the glorification of Nazism”.

Ukraine blasts Putin after latest comments on Zelenskyy

Report:

Netanyahu and Zelenskyy to speak in coming days

The last time the two spoke was when Netanyahu won the elections. Ukrainians claim Israel not doing enough for them.

Netanyahu and Zelenskyy to speak in coming days

Ukraine:

Visa waiver agreement will not be cancelled before Rosh Hashanah

Israelis traveling to Rosh Hashanah services in Uman will not be required to apply for a visa or be charged for one upon entry to Ukraine.

Visa waiver agreement will not be cancelled before Rosh Hashanah

Putin at it again:

'West put Jew in charge of covering up glorification of Nazism'

Russian President again makes controversial claim about Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and his Jewish faith.

'West put Jew in charge of covering up glorification of Nazism'

Zelenskyy replaces defense minister amid war

Ukrainian President says "new approaches" are needed a year and a half into Russia's invasion.

Zelenskyy replaces defense minister amid war

Ukraine:

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

Zelenskyy:

'Ukraine will have to live with the conflict, like Israel'

Ukrainian President cites Israel when saying Ukrainian citizens need to prepare themselves to coexist alongside the conflict with Russia.

'Ukraine will have to live with the conflict, like Israel'

US to start training Ukrainian pilots to fly F-16s in October

The pilots will also need to go through English language training before they can begin learning to operate the jets.

US to start training Ukrainian pilots to fly F-16s in October

Foreign Minister:

'There will be no problem for Israelis to visit Uman'

Despite concerns, Foreign Minister Eli Cohen clarifies there will be no problem for Israelis who wish to visit Uman on Rosh Hashanah.

'There will be no problem for Israelis to visit Uman'

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

Urgent Humanitarian Appeal

Ukrainian Embassy Calls for Aid to Jewish Communities in Odessa

"Urgent Humanitarian Appeal: Devastation Strikes Odessa Orphanage as Missiles Leave Surroundings in Ruins"

Ukrainian Embassy Calls for Aid to Jewish Communities in Odessa

Ukrainian embassy:

'Jewish community in Odessa suffering, don't abandon them'

Ukraine's embassy in Israel publishes dire warning of effects Russian attacks on Odessa are having on the local Jewish community.

'Jewish community in Odessa suffering, don't abandon them'

Ukraine warns: War is coming to Russia

Russian FM: Ukraine attacks 'would not be possible' without foreign aid.

Ukraine warns: War is coming to Russia

Watch:

Drone strikes Moscow skyscraper

Russia blames Ukraine after drone causes large explosion between 5th and 6th floors of skyscraper.

Drone strikes Moscow skyscraper