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3 Holocaust monuments vandalized with swastikas in Ukraine and Russia

In three separate incidents, swastikas were painted on two monuments for Holocaust victims in Ukraine, and another one in Russia.

Hundreds of Jewish pilgrims stuck on Belarus-Ukraine border

About 700 Jewish pilgrims were stuck on the Belarus border due to coroavirus restrictions that barred them from entering Ukraine.

Kyiv Jewish Forum 2020 : “Antisemitism and Jewish leadership” starts

The Kyiv Jewish Forum 2020, co-organized by the Jewish Confederation of Ukraine brings prominent Jewish leaders from Israel and around the globe in a virtual conference to discuss and debate complex world and regional challenges facing the Jewish community.   

Jewish man beaten at supermarket in Uman

An Orthodox Jewish man was beaten in the face at a supermarket in the Ukrainian city of Uman.

Ukraine bans pilgrimage to Uman over COVID-19 fears

The Ukrainian Ministry of Internal Affairs announced that the government had decided to prohibit the annual mass pilgrimage to the city of Uman.

Guard at Ukrainian synagogue fends off ax-wielding attacker

A man armed with an ax burst into a synagogue in southeastern Ukraine and was disarmed and chased away by the security guard.

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