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'Ukraine stands with the State of Israel'
Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko draws commonalities in Jewish, Ukrainian struggles for independence during state visit.
Obama 'Prepared to Work With' Russia, Iran
US President Barack Obama pledges to work 'with any nation' to solve Ukraine, Syria conflicts.
172 Olim Escape War-Torn Ukraine for Israel
Ukrainian immigrants welcomed home after experiencing the horrors of the civil war in Donetsk.
Ukraine Fears 'Full-Scale' Russian Invasion
Renewed fighting in Ukraine causes international alarm; Ukraine, observers say Russia moved tanks and broke ceasefire.
Putin Warns Israel: Do Not Send Arms to Ukraine
Moscow threatens that sending arms to Kiev in retaliation for S-300 missile agreement with Iran will raise the death toll.
IFCJ Donates $650,000 to Ukrainian Jewry
Emergency funds to bolster security, supplies to Jews caught in the line of fire between Kiev, pro-Russian rebels.
Kerry Heads to Rome to Talk 'Palestinian State'
US Secretary of State to meet with Netanyahu, Russian FM over 'window of opportunity' to solve regional conflicts.
Ukrainian Jews: France, UK Much Worse for Jews
Ukrainian Jewish leaders claim anti-Semitism is much worse in France and even UK, suggest Russia playing it up as a political ploy.
Ukrainian Jewish Philanthropist Shot Dead
Garik Zylberbord was killed in Donetsk while trying to stop pro-Russian rebels from robbing his neighbor’s home.
Malaysian Jet Crashes Over Russia-Ukraine Border
Foul play or terrorism? Stakes skyrocket in Moscow-Kiev conflict after 295 people die in apparent terror attack.
Verbal Violence Between Russia, Ukraine Escalates
Russian adviser insults Ukraine as trade deal with EU looms; violence continues as refugee crisis balloons out of control.
Deputy Minister Fires at UNHRC's 'Lack of Shame'
Danny Danon issues fierce condemnation of UN 'hypocrisy' after Israel repeatedly condemned over search for kidnapped teens.
Moscow, Kiev Reach 'Mutual Understanding'
Ukraine, Russia end peace talks and resolve to end fighting in the volatile east - as battles continue to rage in Slaviansk.
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.
Infighting Breaks Out in Ukraine's Donetsk
Donetsk separatists declare they are 'ready to defend' the region against local pro-Ukrainian militias, creating a multiple-front conflict.
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?
Ukraine's 'Chocolate King' Wins Election
Ukrainian chocolate baron Petro Poroshenko wins 56% of the vote in election, vows to bring peace.
Moscow Pushing for Peace Before Kiev Vote
Vladimir Putin vows to work with the new Ukrainian government ahead of the Kiev vote. But is it too little, too late?
Report: Jewish Oligarch Threatened Separatists
Tapes surface claiming Jewish regional governor has placed a bounty on a major pro-Russian separatist leader, hired hit men for fire attack.
Ukraine and Us
Referendum Vote Commences in Ukraine
Eastern Ukraine goes to the polls over the possibility of secession. But does it even matter?
Pro-Russian Militants Push Ahead with Referendum
'Civil war has already begun,' a separatist leader explained. 'We just voice what the people want.'
Russia Urges Ukrainian Separatists to Stand Down
Vladimir Putin, in surprising about-face, calls back troops, urges pro-Russian gunmen in eastern Ukraine to postpone referendum.
Wounded Ukrainian Mayor on the Mend
Gennady Kernes, who was shot last week in Kharkiv, has regained full consciousness and slowly recovering, officials say.
Germany Says Ukraine is Close to War
Berlin advises its citizens to leave Ukraine's troubled east and south, citing increasing tension and risks.
Kiev 'At War' with Pro-Russian Rebels After 42 Die
Bomb attack in Odessa kills 42 Ukrainians Friday, plunging region deeper into crisis. Is unrest turning into a civil war?
Wounded Jewish Ukrainian Mayor Conscious Again
Gennady Kernes on the mend as investigation into attack continues.
Neo-Nazis March in Lvov to Honor Ukrainian SS
March for the Waffen, 14th volunteer division of the SS, irks local authorities. Is Neo-Nazism in Ukraine becoming endemic?
Ukraine 'Helpless' Against Pro-Russian Gunmen
Acting president Alexander Turchinov insists eastern Ukraine being taken over by 'terrorist organizations,' says police 'helpless.'
Pro-Russian Militias Attack Jewish-Owned Bank
Pro-Russian militants attack bank owned by Jewish-Ukrainian oligarch; follows shooting of Jewish mayor of Kharkiv.
'Russia Wants to Start World War Three'
Rhetoric between Moscow, Kiev escalates, as Russia accuses Ukraine of war crimes and Ukraine accuses Russia of war-mongering.
Kerry Threatens Russia with More Sanctions
Secretary of State says further Russian action in Ukraine will be an "expensive mistake."
Escalation in Ukraine After Tortured Bodies Found
Ukraine vows more 'counter-terrorism' operations in Donetsk after mutilated bodies found; US pledges support, warns Russia.
FM Wants to Bring Peace to Russia, Ukraine
Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman to meet with new Ukrainian PM, but refuses to take sides; urges reconciliation between Moscow, Kiev.
Moscow Accuses Kiev of Breaking Geneva Accords
Russian Foreign Minister accuses Ukraine of allowing 'extremists' to orchestrate events in Donetsk.
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.
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.'
Protestors Remain in Eastern Ukraine Despite Deal
Pro-Russian separatists insist that deal reached between Russia, West 'does not apply' to them.