Ukraine

Ukrainian oligarchs call off London court case

By Simon Rocker, January 23, 2016

A High Court showdown in London involving three Ukrainian Jewish businessmen is understood to have been averted at the last minute.

Victor Pinchuk’s case against Gennadiy Bogolyubov and Igor Kolomoisky had been due to begin on Monday and scheduled to last for eight weeks.

But the disputing parties have reached an out-of-court settlement, according to sources close to the parties.

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Ukraine plans museum to commemorate Babi Yar

By Julie Masis, January 7, 2016

A museum will be built in Ukraine next year to mark the 75th anniversary of one of the biggest single Holocaust massacres, the mayor of the Ukrainian capital announced last week.

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Jewish-Ukrainian politician 'kidnapped'

January 7, 2016

Jewish-Ukrainian politician Gennady Korban, who is charged with being involved in organised crime, has compared his case to a famous 1913 blood libel trial in which a Russian Jew was accused of ritual murder.

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'Ukrainians still need our help'

By Rosa Doherty, December 10, 2015

A United Synagogue rabbi has urged the community to focus its attention on the plight of Jews in war-torn Ukraine.

Rabbi David Mason, of Muswell Hill Synagogue in north London, said that while other issues had made headlines in recent weeks, Jews caught up in the conflict between Ukraine and Russian separatists needed "our help and our thoughts".

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Far-right party founder from Ukraine welcomed in the UK

By Sandy Rashty, October 20, 2015

A leading British think-tank has defended its decision to invite a far-right party founder to speak at an event in London this week.

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Ukrainian tour guide denied visa to go to shul

By Naomi Firsht, September 24, 2015

A Ukrainian tour guide has been refused a visa to visit a London synagogue, prompting a complaint to Prime Minister David Cameron.

Anna Grudinovker was told she could not enter the country after being invited by Hackney and East London synagogue to attend a special Shabbat event and give a talk on the Jewish community in her native Odessa.

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Evolving into Ukraine aid

By Naomi Firsht, August 27, 2015

A north London couple have organised a summer camp in Ukraine after being inspired by their teenage daughter to set up a charity for former Soviet Union Jewish communities.

Around 30 children aged from four-to-13 attended the week-long day camp in Mukacheve, in the west of the country, joining in festival-themed programmes, sports and games.

Accountant Jason Bennett set up the charity, Evolv

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Community urged to aid Ukrainians

By Josh Jackman, April 23, 2015

The Chief Rabbi has called for the community to do more to help Jewish refugees in Ukraine in an open letter. signed by senior figures from across Jewish religious movements.

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Chief Rabbi urges community to aid Ukrainian Jews

By Josh Jackman, April 20, 2015

The Chief Rabbi has called for the community to do more to help Jewish refugees in Ukraine in a cross-communal open letter.

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In Ukraine, thousands of Jews will spend Pesach as refugees - or under fire

By Josh Jackman, April 1, 2015

Pesach will have extra meaning this year for thousands of Jews forced to flee their homes by the fighting in Ukraine.

They will mark the festival as refugees, having gone through an exodus every bit as dangerous as the one undertaken by their biblical ancestors.

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