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Ukraine cuts ties with Syria after it recognizes breakaway regions

Syria set to recognize the “independence and sovereignty” of Luhansk and Donetsk in eastern Ukraine.

Ukraine cuts ties with Syria for recognizing breakaway regions

Russia claims Ukraine attacked separatist region with banned weapon

Russia denounces alleged Ukrainian attack on Donetsk which it claims was carried out with tactical missile with cluster munition warhead.

'Ukraine attacked separatist region with banned weapon'

Jeep explodes in separatist region of Ukraine

No one injured in incident, which occurred hours after the separatists began to leave Donetsk and Luhansk.

Jeep explodes in separatist region of Ukraine

172 Olim Escape War-Torn Ukraine for Israel

Ukrainian immigrants welcomed home after experiencing the horrors of the civil war in Donetsk.

Safe Landing: 172 Olim Escape War-Torn Ukraine for Israel

Ukraine Jews Present Challenge to Jewish Agency

The Jewish Agency is taking part in an enormous humanitarian operation and overseeing a major increase in Jewish Olim to Israel

Jewish Agency Rising to the Challenge of Ukrainian Aliyah

ADL Condemns Anti-Semitic Russian Separatists

ADL slams 'anti-Semitic appeal' of Donetsk and Lugansk pro-Russian leaders, who called Kiev 'pathetic representatives of the Jews.'

ADL Condemns 'Unacceptable' Russian Separatist Anti-Semitism player

Ukrainian Jewish Philanthropist Shot Dead

Garik Zylberbord was killed in Donetsk while trying to stop pro-Russian rebels from robbing his neighbor’s home.

Ukrainian Jewish Philanthropist Shot Dead

Mixed Messages in Kiev as President Takes Office

President Petro Poroshenko sworn in Sunday amid mixed messages; promises amnesty as families begin to flee Slaviansk.

Ukraine's New Premier Vows: No Talks With Gangsters and Killersplayer

Jews Make Aliyah Amid Ukraine Airport Battles

Jewish Agency rescues six Jewish immigrants to Israel, despite Ukrainian and pro-Russian clashes at Donetsk airport.

Jews Make Aliyah Amid Ukraine Airport Battles

Tense Standoff in Battle for Donetsk Airport

Both sides claim victory prematurely in battle for eastern Ukrainian airport. But are Russian troops waiting in the wings?

Tense Standoff in Battle for Donetsk Airport

Rebels in East Ukraine Shut Down Airport

Armed separatists shut down Donetsk airport, one day after preventing locals from voting in presidential elections.

Pro-Russian Rebels Shut Down Airport in East Ukraine

Pro-Russians Declare Ukraine Referendum Victory

Separatists in eastern Ukraine claim 89% voted for 'self-rule,' in what Ukraine and the West denounced as a 'criminal farce' by Russia.

Pro-Russians Declare Ukraine Referendum Victory

Referendum Vote Commences in Ukraine

Eastern Ukraine goes to the polls over the possibility of secession. But does it even matter?

Referendum Vote Commences in Ukraineplayer

Pro-Russian Militants Push Ahead with Referendum

'Civil war has already begun,' a separatist leader explained. 'We just voice what the people want.'

Despite Offer, Pro-Russian Militants Push Ahead with Referendum

Ukraine 'Helpless' Against Pro-Russian Gunmen

Acting president Alexander Turchinov insists eastern Ukraine being taken over by 'terrorist organizations,' says police 'helpless.'

Ukraine 'Helpless' Against Pro-Russian Gunmenplayer

Pro-Russian Militias Attack Jewish-Owned Bank

Pro-Russian militants attack bank owned by Jewish-Ukrainian oligarch; follows shooting of Jewish mayor of Kharkiv.

Pro-Russian Militias Attack Jewish-Owned Bank

Escalation in Ukraine After Tortured Bodies Found

Ukraine vows more 'counter-terrorism' operations in Donetsk after mutilated bodies found; US pledges support, warns Russia.

Tensions Rise Again in Ukraine After Two Tortured Bodies Foundplayer

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.'

Neo-Nazism Raging in Ukraine?

Ukraine: Obama Condemns Anti-Semitic Pamphlets

US President says leaflets calling on all Jews to register in eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk 'have no place in 21st century'.

Ukraine: Obama 'Disgusted' by Alarming Anti-Semitic Pamphlets

Protestors Remain in Eastern Ukraine Despite Deal

Pro-Russian separatists insist that deal reached between Russia, West 'does not apply' to them.

Protestors Remain in Eastern Ukraine Despite Deal

Ukraine 'On the Brink of Civil War'?

Armored Ukrainian vehicles have been seized by pro-Russian protestors, raising concerns of an all-out war over regional tensions.

Ukraine 'On the Brink of Civil War'? player

Ukraine Launches Deadly 'Anti-Terrorism' Operation

After armed men storm government buildings, encourage uprising in Donetsk, Ukraine fights back; clashes kill one, injure 5.

One Dead, 5 Injured in Clashes Between Ukraine, Separatists

Kiev Threatens Force in Eastern Ukraine

Ukrainian Interior Minister insists that standoffs in three provinces over secession will end in 48 hours - by any means necessary.

Kiev Threatens Force As Standoffs Continue in Eastern Ukraineplayer

Ukraine Retakes Building from Demonstrators

Ukrainian special forces move against pro-Russian demonstrators occupying a government building in Donetsk.

Ukraine Retakes Donetsk Building from Demonstrators