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EU: Russian military buildup along Ukrainian border a 'matter of concern'

EU: Russian military buildup along Ukrainian border a 'matter of concern'

Europe's foreign policy chief states it will only take “a spark” to set off a confrontation on Ukraine's border between West and Russia.Dan Verbin, 20/04/2021 04:29
In wake of Russian tensions, NATO says support for Ukraine “unwavering”

In wake of Russian tensions, NATO says support for Ukraine “unwavering”

In response to Russian troop buildup along its border with Ukraine, NATO Secretary General says that organization "stands with Ukraine."Dan Verbin, 13/04/2021 18:40
Israelis will soon be able to fly to Uman

Israelis will soon be able to fly to Uman

Israel, Ukraine, work out plan to allow flights to resume, agree to appoint staffs to iron out details.Ido Ben Porat, 19/03/2021 12:19
Iran says 'human error' resulted in downing of Ukrainian jet

Iran says 'human error' resulted in downing of Ukrainian jet

Iran's civil aviation authority says “human error” is reason for passenger jet being shot down in January 2020.Elad Benari, 18/03/2021 04:08
Uman to be renamed for Nazi collaborator?

Uman to be renamed for Nazi collaborator?

Ukrainian senior academic proposes to rename city of Uman for Nazi collaborator.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 13/03/2021 19:04
Netanyahu, Ukrainian PM discuss pilgrimage to Uman

Netanyahu, Ukrainian PM discuss pilgrimage to Uman

Prime Minister Netanyahu speaks to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on cooperation regarding the coronavirus.Arutz Sheva North America Staff, 12/03/2021 22:25
Roof collapses on dilapidated 18th-century former synagogue in Ukraine

Roof collapses on dilapidated 18th-century former synagogue in Ukraine

Large parts of historic synagogue in Brody, Ukraine, collapse. 'If no changes take place, we'll lose a unique monument,' Jewish group says.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 06/03/2021 18:55
Jewish lawmaker starts impeachment push against Ukraine’s Jewish president

Jewish lawmaker starts impeachment push against Ukraine’s Jewish president

Vadim Rabinovich, leader of Ukraine's largest opposition party, launches impeachment bid against president over closure of 3 TV stations.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 05/02/2021 14:19
Chinese ice cream tests positive for COVID-19

Chinese ice cream tests positive for COVID-19

No indication anyone contracted COVID-19 from ice cream, government says.Arutz Sheva Staff, 18/01/2021 12:13
In Ukraine, far-right protesters demand Israel apologize for communist oppression

In Ukraine, far-right protesters demand Israel apologize for communist oppression

Nationalist protesters accuse Israel and Jews worldwide for communist atrocities in the Ukraine, demand Israel take responsibility.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 08/01/2021 14:55
In Ukraine, hundreds march with torches in annual tribute to Nazi collaborator

In Ukraine, hundreds march with torches in annual tribute to Nazi collaborator

Israel slams torchlight march in Kyiv honoring Stepan Bandera, a Ukrainian nationalist and Nazi collaborator who murdered thousands of Jews.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 04/01/2021 07:12
Iran creates compensation fund for victims of downed plane

Iran creates compensation fund for victims of downed plane

Iran to pay $150,000 for each victim of Ukrainian passenger plane that was shot down by Iranian forces outside Tehran last January.Elad Benari, 31/12/2020 06:19
Ukraine International Airlines fined for 'public humiliation' of Jewish travelers

Ukraine International Airlines fined for 'public humiliation' of Jewish travelers

Israeli court fined UIA NIS 5,000 for incident that occurred almost 3 years ago.Arutz Sheva Staff, 23/12/2020 14:55
‘Jews to the graves,’ Ukrainian ultranationalist shouted as he toppled Kyiv menorah

‘Jews to the graves,’ Ukrainian ultranationalist shouted as he toppled Kyiv menorah

Radical Ukrainian ultranationalist shouts 'Jews to the graves' while toppling menorah in downtown Kyiv.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 14/12/2020 14:27
Rabbis around the world pray for coronavirus-stricken Ukrainian president

Rabbis around the world pray for coronavirus-stricken Ukrainian president

Prominent rabbis from Israel and the Diaspora pray for the speedy recovery of Ukraine's coronavirus-stricken president, Volodymyr Zelensky.Arutz Sheva Staff, 20/11/2020 10:25
New synagogue will open on Nazi killing grounds of Babyn Yar in Ukraine

New synagogue will open on Nazi killing grounds of Babyn Yar in Ukraine

Synagogue to open on site where 30,000 Jews were murdered during the Holocaust in park in Ukrainian capital.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 17/11/2020 07:58
Ukrainian President 'feels good' after COVID-19 diagnosis

Ukrainian President 'feels good' after COVID-19 diagnosis

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky tests positive for coronavirus, will self-isolate.Elad Benari, 10/11/2020 04:31
Headstones smashed at Jewish cemetery in Ukraine

Headstones smashed at Jewish cemetery in Ukraine

Multiple headstones were destroyed at the Jewish cemetery of Malyn in UkraineCnaan Liphshitz/JTA, 09/11/2020 18:03
Ukraine Chief Rabbi Moshe Asman prays for success of Donald Trump

Ukraine Chief Rabbi Moshe Asman prays for success of Donald Trump

Rabbi of Ukraine travels to Maggid of Chernobyl's tomb to pray for success of US President Trump 'because he helps the people of Israel.'Yonatan Gottleib, 03/11/2020 18:13
Bribes to Hunter Biden would be just as criminal as to Joe Biden

Bribes to Hunter Biden would be just as criminal as to Joe Biden

US government agencies' failure to investigate the Joe Biden issue and find out the truth is, perhaps, the greatest crime of all.  Op-ed.Mark Langfan, 26/10/2020 14:58
Iran and Ukraine discuss compensation for downed plane

Iran and Ukraine discuss compensation for downed plane

Iran hosts officials from Ukraine to discuss compensation for Kiev-bound passenger plane that Iran shot down in January.Elad Benari, 20/10/2020 06:35
Nationalist marchers in Kyiv say Ukraine is under ‘occupation’ by ‘Jewish clan’

Nationalist marchers in Kyiv say Ukraine is under ‘occupation’ by ‘Jewish clan’

Ukrainian nationalists marching in Kyiv claim their country is 'occupied' by a 'Jewish clan'.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 16/10/2020 14:59
'Client is Jewish, turn her down'

'Client is Jewish, turn her down'

Shift manager at beauty salon in Kiev, Ukraine tells salon manager not to accept a Jewish client, put her on a blacklist.Arutz Sheva Staff, 04/10/2020 10:44
New Holocaust center in Ukraine memorializes Babyn Yar massacre

New Holocaust center in Ukraine memorializes Babyn Yar massacre

'People need a place to remember one of the greatest tragedies of the 20th century,' says Ukrainian president at opening of memorial center.Arutz Sheva Staff, 30/09/2020 12:01
Swastikas painted on monuments for Holocaust victims in Ukraine and Russia

Swastikas painted on monuments for Holocaust victims in Ukraine and Russia

In three separate incidents this week, swastikas were painted on two monuments for Holocaust victims in Ukraine and another one in Russia.Arutz Sheva North America Staff, 18/09/2020 22:14
Hundreds of Jewish pilgrims leave Ukraine border

Hundreds of Jewish pilgrims leave Ukraine border

Pilgrims begin to turn back after being barred from Uman ahead of Rosh Hashanah.AFP and Arutz Sheva Staff, 18/09/2020 12:11
Watch: Hundreds of Breslov Jews stuck on Ukraine-Belarus border

Watch: Hundreds of Breslov Jews stuck on Ukraine-Belarus border

Hundreds of Breslov Hassidim being blocked from entering Ukraine by armed guards.Arutz Sheva Staff, 16/09/2020 18:38
Ukraine deports 2 Hasidic Jews

Ukraine deports 2 Hasidic Jews

Ukrainian government deports two young pilgrims who broke apart metal barriers at tomb of Rabbi Nachman in Uman.AFP, 10/09/2020 21:30
A first: Rabbi awarded Ukraine's Medal of Honor

A first: Rabbi awarded Ukraine's Medal of Honor

Chief Rabbi of Kiev becomes first Jewish religious leader to receive Ukrainian Parliament's highest honor.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 09/09/2020 13:35
New hope for Breslov chassidim? Israeli police to head to Uman next Sunday

New hope for Breslov chassidim? Israeli police to head to Uman next Sunday

Israeli government sources say the delegation is flying out at the request of Ukrainian authorities.Arutz Sheva Staff, 09/09/2020 08:23
Ukraine: Jewish man freed by police after a week in captivity

Ukraine: Jewish man freed by police after a week in captivity

Ukraine police free Jewish businessman abducted for ransom outside synagogue.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 05/09/2020 20:33
Uman, Judaism, Coronavirus, and Pogroms

Uman, Judaism, Coronavirus, and Pogroms

I couldn't be more strongly opposed to this mass trip to Uman. But this year, I found that I could be even more strongly opposed.Op-ed.Rabbi Prof. Dov Fischer, 02/09/2020 22:00
Israeli Ambassador to Ukraine: Bring the attackers of Jewish youth to justice

Israeli Ambassador to Ukraine: Bring the attackers of Jewish youth to justice

Ambassador Joel Lion meets local officials, Breslov representatives in Uman, calls for justice after young Hasid attacked.Arutz Sheva Staff, 02/09/2020 20:46
Report: Jewish man attacked and injured in Uman

Report: Jewish man attacked and injured in Uman

Ukrainian youths reportedly assault Hasidic Jews visiting Uman, injuring one of them. Police have opened investigation.Arutz Sheva Staff, 01/09/2020 14:31
Jewish pilgrim hasid tested positive for coronavirus

Jewish pilgrim hasid tested positive for coronavirus

Uman Mayor Alexander Tsibiri says he does not trust pilgrims who "sneak" into Ukraine when they say they do not have coronavirus.Arutz Sheva Staff, 31/08/2020 20:44
'Breslovers who visit Uman now are getting beaten up'

'Breslovers who visit Uman now are getting beaten up'

Rabbi Shalom Arush says 'things have gotten out of control' in Uman, with Jewish visitors attacked by locals.Michal Levy, 31/08/2020 12:53
South Carolina congressman asks Trump to pressure Ukraine to allow Rosh Hashanah pilgrims

South Carolina congressman asks Trump to pressure Ukraine to allow Rosh Hashanah pilgrims

South Carolina congressman Jeff Duncan calls on Trump administration to intervene on behalf of Hasidic Jews looking to visit Uman this year.Marcy Oster, JTA, 31/08/2020 07:01
New team of ministers will work out plan for Uman pilgrimages

New team of ministers will work out plan for Uman pilgrimages

PM Netanyahu taps Min. Ze'ev Elkin to head team of ministers charged with reaching agreement on travel to Uman, Ukraine.Hezki Baruch, 30/08/2020 00:27
Locals in Uman, Ukraine scuffle with Jewish pilgrims

Locals in Uman, Ukraine scuffle with Jewish pilgrims

Ukrainian locals yell at Jews to leave Uman, say they're acting dangerously.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 29/08/2020 22:24
Ukraine’s Jewish president thinks Jews especially should invest in his country

Ukraine’s Jewish president thinks Jews especially should invest in his country

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky calls on investors - especially Jews - to put their money on Ukraine.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 28/08/2020 14:58
Ukraine bans entry of foreigners, blocking visitors to Uman

Ukraine bans entry of foreigners, blocking visitors to Uman

Ukrainian government issues temporary ban on the entry of foreigners into the country ahead of Rosh Hashannah and the annual Uman pilgrimageArutz Sheva Staff, 26/08/2020 14:42
'Never too late' not just an adage – circumcision at 80

'Never too late' not just an adage – circumcision at 80

How an 80-year-old born during the Soviet regime began learning about the rich history of his People and reached unfathomable heights.Eitan Divinsky, 25/08/2020 22:55
Ukraine restricts Jewish entry to Uman at Israel's request

Ukraine restricts Jewish entry to Uman at Israel's request

Ukraine, Israel agree to limit annual pilgrimage to Rabbi Nachman of Breslov in light of coronavirus risks.Gary Willig, 25/08/2020 17:14
Iran: Pilots were alive after missile hit Ukrainian plane

Iran: Pilots were alive after missile hit Ukrainian plane

Iranian officials report on results of analysis of black boxes of Ukrainian airliner which was downed by Tehran.Ben Ariel, 24/08/2020 05:43
Israel, Ukraine issue joint statement on Rosh Hashanah in Uman

Israel, Ukraine issue joint statement on Rosh Hashanah in Uman

Governments ask Jewish pilgrims not to travel to Uman for Rosh Hashanah this year due to coronavirus pandemic.Arutz Sheva Staff, 18/08/2020 16:02
Ukraine to limit number of people allowed to visit Uman for Rosh Hashanah

Ukraine to limit number of people allowed to visit Uman for Rosh Hashanah

Ukraine Interior Min. Avakov says mass events cannot be held during pandemic, country will limit number of Jews allowed in for holiday.Arutz Sheva Staff, 18/08/2020 10:14
Hospital worker contracts coronavirus - and leaves the country for Ukraine

Hospital worker contracts coronavirus - and leaves the country for Ukraine

Employee at large hospital in central Israel breaks quarantine to fly to Ukraine - after testing positive for coronavirus.Arutz Sheva Staff, 04/08/2020 09:26
Ukraine to let Israelis visit Uman for Rosh Hashanah?

Ukraine to let Israelis visit Uman for Rosh Hashanah?

Ukraine to let in at least 5,000 Uman pilgrims for Rosh Hashanah, chief rabbi says.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 01/08/2020 20:42
Ukraine: Ax-wielding man attempts to break into synagogue

Ukraine: Ax-wielding man attempts to break into synagogue

Search underway after security guard wounded defending synagogue from man armed with an ax.Arutz Sheva Staff, 28/07/2020 22:51
Remains of 286 Jewish Holocaust victims uncovered in 2 basements in Ukraine

Remains of 286 Jewish Holocaust victims uncovered in 2 basements in Ukraine

Remains of 286 Jews murdered in the Holocaust - mostly women and children - found in two basements in Ukraine.Marcy Oster, JTA, 28/07/2020 08:39
Watch: Ukrainian bus hostages walk free

Watch: Ukrainian bus hostages walk free

Ukrainian police free 13 hostages and arrested armed man who held them on a bus.Arutz Sheva Staff, 22/07/2020 01:30
Gunman takes 20 Ukraine bus passengers hostage

Gunman takes 20 Ukraine bus passengers hostage

Negotiations with bus hijacker underway after he claims he rigged bus with 20 civilians on board to explode.Gary Willig, 21/07/2020 15:14
Ukraine to bar Israeli visitors to Uman this Rosh Hashannah

Ukraine to bar Israeli visitors to Uman this Rosh Hashannah

Israeli visitors to be barred from flying to Ukraine for annual Uman pilgrimage, says Ukrainian government, citing coronavirus spike.Arutz Sheva Staff, 14/07/2020 13:45
Iran agrees to compensate families of victims on downed plane

Iran agrees to compensate families of victims on downed plane

Sweden says Iran has agreed to compensate the families of victims who were killed when a Ukrainian airliner was shot down by Iranian forces.Arutz Sheva Staff, 03/07/2020 06:15
Wife of Ukrainian President tests positive for coronavirus

Wife of Ukrainian President tests positive for coronavirus

Wife of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, says she tested positive for COVID-19. The President and his two children tested negative.Arutz Sheva North America Staff, 13/06/2020 00:23
Ukrainian president: Israel a model in how to fight coronavirus

Ukrainian president: Israel a model in how to fight coronavirus

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky called Netanyahu to congratulate him on formation of new government.Arutz Sheva Staff, 25/05/2020 18:01
Ukrainian officer who demanded lists of Jews is fired

Ukrainian officer who demanded lists of Jews is fired

Ukraine minister fires senior police officer who demanded list of Kolomyya's Jews.Arutz Sheva Staff, 20/05/2020 12:39