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.
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.
Secretary of State John Kerry is warning Russia of harsher economic sanctions if it doesn’t back down from involvement in Ukraine.
Pro-Russian activists barricaded inside a government building in eastern Ukraine proclaimed the region independent Monday and called for a referendum on seceding from Ukraine – an ominous echo of the events that led to Russia’s annexation of Crimea.
Russian President Vladimir Putin “dissed” then President George W. Bush’s dog while visiting the White House years ago.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Thursday offered further assurances that his country was not on the verge of invading eastern Ukraine, telling reporters that Russian troops “will be returning to the place of their permanent quarters as soon as” military exercises close to the two nations’ shared border wrapped up.
Congress is close to sending President Barack Obama a bill to give $1 billion in loan guarantees to cash-strapped Ukraine and provide the administration broad authority to levy more sanctions on Russia for its annexation of Crimea.
Former President Jimmy Carter says the Crimean annexation was “inevitable” because Russia considers it to be part of their country and so many Crimeans consider themselves Russian.