Report: Jews In Eastern Ukraine Province Receive Leaflet Telling Them To ‘Register’ Their Religion, Property
The Jewish community in Donetsk, eastern Ukraine were reportedly told to “register” their property with the interim pro-Russian government or face deportation.
Top diplomats from the United States, European Union, Russia and Ukraine reached agreement Thursday on immediate steps to ease the crisis in Ukraine.
President Barack Obama says that the United States is not looking to go to war with Russia over the unrest in Ukraine.
Russia’s President Vladimir Putin on Thursday dismissed claims that Russian special forces are fomenting unrest in eastern Ukraine as “nonsense,” but expressed hope for success of four-way talks on settling the crisis.
A column of armored personnel carriers flying Russian flags drove into a Ukrainian city controlled by pro-Russia demonstrators on Wednesday. Some of the troops aboard said they were Ukrainian soldiers who had switched allegiance.
Forces say they repelled an attack by about 30 gunmen at a small airport just hours after Ukraine government announces an “anti-terror operation” against pro-Russian fighters.
Pro-Russian insurgents dug in Tuesday across eastern Ukraine, fortifying positions around seized buildings and erecting new barricades even as Ukrainian troops and tanks began to set up outside and roll into some eastern cities now controlled by armed men. The uptick in war-like posturing by all sides in the Ukrainian crisis has world leaders scrambling to find a solution.
Sen. John McCain of Arizona has dismissed the European Union’s sanctions on Russia following the crisis in Ukraine as “almost a joke” during a tour of the Baltic countries.
Speaking for the first time in more than two weeks, President Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin showed little sign of agreement on Monday, with the U.S. leader urging pro-Russian forces to de-escalate the situation in eastern Ukraine and Putin denying that Moscow was interfering in the region.
The Pulitzer Prizes, journalism’s highest honor, will be announced Monday.