Ukraine


Police: Hundreds Bilked in Uman Ticket Scam

Two individuals have been arrested in what police called a “travel scam,” with some 2,000 people bilked out of hundreds of dollars on sales of phony airline tickets. Police said…

Read more »

Special Israeli Consul on Duty in Uman

Some 30,000 Israelis will be winging their way to Uman for Rosh Hashanah. Flights to Ukraine are set to begin in earnest on September 5, and will continue through Erev…

Read more »

EU Extends Sanctions Against Russia Over Crimea

The European Union has extended sanctions against Russia for a year over its annexation of Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula in 2014. The EU said in a statement on Monday that it…

Read more »

‘I’m Alive’: Russian Reporter, Ukraine Police Faked Killing

A Russian journalist who was reportedly gunned down in Ukraine’s capital strolled into a news conference that authorities called Wednesday to discuss the investigation of his death, revealing that the…

Read more »

Ohel on Kever of the Maharsha Desecrated

Mispallelim who came to daven at the kever of the Maharsha in Ostroh (Ostrog), in Western Ukraine, on Friday were shocked to see that the site of the kever had been…

Read more »

Large Crowd Spends Shabbos in Uman

Several hundred Breslover Chassidim traveled to Ukraine last week to spend Shabbos in Uman, near the kever of the Rebbe Reb Nachman of Breslov, zt”l. Rosh Chodesh Nisan is one…

Read more »

EU Extends $1.2B Loan to Ukraine

The European Union’s foreign policy chief says the EU will extend a 1-billion-euro ($1.2-billion) loan to struggling Ukraine. Federica Mogherini, who was visiting the capital Kiev on Monday, told reporters…

Read more »

Israel Seeks Action on Anti-Semitic Graffiti in Ukraine

Israel protested to the Ukrainian government on Wednesday after anti-Semitic graffiti was smeared on several Jewish landmarks in the city of Odessa. “We view this anti-Semitism with worry,” the Foreign…

Read more »