Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Segey Lavrov interview and Ukrainian Jews update

Young Turks: Leaflets tell Jews to register in Eastern Ukraine 

Fliers were recently sent to Ukrainian Jews living in Donetsk asking them to register with the pro-Russian authorities or force expulsion. Just the mention of Jews being signaled out while being forced to register and pay taxes with the Eastern authorities shocked not only local peoples in the area but also Ukrainian and Western governments who immediately denounced the creators of the fliers and leaflets. Come to find out a few days later that the fliers and leaflets were most likely falsified and meant to add fuel to the rising tensions between Eastern Ukrainian protesters and the government. Jewish families in Dontesk are staying put. While the fliers have not caused physical harm, attackers have vandalized Jewish sites in Ukraine coinciding with a racist gunman opening fire on a synagogue in Kansas two weeks ago. The U.S. has always had problems dealing with local/domestic terrorists within the country long before Al Qaeda burst onto the scene. In a sad irony, both attacks occurred during Passover weekend. Passover is celebrated to commemorate the triumph over slavery and other suffering by Jews in Babylon and in modern world. Save for the attacks, Ukrainian Jews were able to celebrate Passover despite the uneasiness in the country.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov sat down with RT News earlier today to discuss Ukraine and its malcontents. Protesters are not stopping their calls for support from Russian officials no matter if its diplomatic or symbolic. The Ukrainian government's anti terror campaign is still in affect. Putin hasn't said much lately.However Russia is being called out by Kerry and Biden for not abiding by Ukrainian government's wishes to halt its support for the Eastern Ukrainian protesters. Likewise, Russian government has called on the West and Ukrainian govts to stop turning a blind eye to intimidation and hooliganism by far right, neo nazi members from Svoboda and Pravy Sektor.

Enjoy the interview

Sophie & Co Interview with Russian FM Sergey Lavrov: 

"Americans run the show in Ukraine"

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