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A pro-Russian activist guards a barricade outside the regional police building seized in the eastern Ukrainian city of Slavyansk on April 15, 2014.  (credit: Genya Savilov/AFP/Getty Images)

Flyers Distributed In Troubled Eastern Ukrainian City Call On Jews To Register

Flyers, purportedly distributed by pro-Russian rebels, are demanding Jews register with the “Nationalities Commissioner” and pay $50 or lose their citizenship and face deportation.

04/17/2014

A man with his child walks by pro-Russian armed men blocking acces to the Ukrainian frontier guard base in Balaklava, a small city not far from Sevastopol, on March 1, 2014.  (Credit: VIKTOR DRACHEV/AFP/Getty Images)

Pro-Russian Forces Storm Ukrainian Air Force Base In Crimea

Pro-Russian forces stormed a Ukrainian air force base in Crimea, firing shots and smashing through concrete walls with armored personnel carriers. At least one person was wounded, the base commander said.

03/22/2014

FILE -- Rep. Steve Israel (credit: Getty Images)

Rep. Israel Fights To Get Boy In Ukraine Reunited With Mom In Queens: ‘Just Resolve It’

The boy hasn’t be able to get the necessary travel documents to be reunited with his mom and remains in Ukraine amid growing unrest.

03/20/2014

Rep. Chris Murphy is seen in his official headshot - File / Photo: Office of Chris Murphy

Sen. Murphy On Crimea Vote: Putin’s ‘Done Something Incredibly Stupid’

President Barack Obama on Monday froze the U.S. assets of seven Russian officials, including top advisers to President Vladimir Putin, for their support of Crimea’s vote to secede from Ukraine.

03/17/2014

Rep. Carolyn Maloney joined Ukrainian New Yorkers for a rally on Saturday. (Credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Rep. Maloney Rallies Alongside Ukrainian New Yorkers Ahead Of Crimea Referendum

Dozens of Ukrainians sang their national anthem with the United Nations as a backdrop shortly after Russia vetoed a resolution that declared Sunday’s referendum on the future of Crimea illegal.

03/15/2014

Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney stands with Ukrainian children in Manhattan. (Credit Eileen Lehpamer/1010 WINS)

Rep. Maloney Pledges That U.S. Will Stand By Ukraine As Crisis Continues

In New York, Rep. Carolyn Maloney, joined the Ukranian Congress Committee of America, and New Yorkers with loved ones in Ukraine to discuss the ongoing crisis.

03/08/2014

Russia national team’s players pose for a group photo before their international friendly football match against Serbia in Dubai's Al Wasl stadium on Nov. 15, 2013. (ALEXANDER FEDOROV/AFP/Getty Images)

Ukrainian Ambassador Raises Idea Of Booting Russia Out Of World Cup

Russia may one day pay a steep price for its actions in Ukraine. Its national soccer team may feel the backlash sooner.

03/04/2014

Armed men in military armed block access to a Ukrainian border guards base not far from the village of Perevalne near Simferopol on March 3, 2014. (credit: Getty Images)

As Russian Troops Invade, Ukrainians Fear War Is Next

As Russian troops move into Ukraine, Rabbi Yaakov Dov Bliech, a leader of New York City’s Ukrainian-American community and chief rabbi of Ukraine, is sounding the alarm.

03/03/2014

WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 28: U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Kerry Calls On Putin To Pull Back As Outrage Over Russian Tactics Mounts

Warning that it was “on the brink of disaster,” Ukraine put its military on high alert Sunday and appealed for international help to avoid what it feared was the possibility of an invasion by Russia.

03/02/2014

A man with his child walks by pro-Russian armed men blocking acces to the Ukrainian frontier guard base in Balaklava, a small city not far from Sevastopol, on March 1, 2014.  (Credit: VIKTOR DRACHEV/AFP/Getty Images)

White House: Obama Speaks With Russian President Putin Amid Ukraine Crisis

President Barack Obama spoke with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday as Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said the United Nations is “gravely concerned” following the Russian takeover of a part of Ukraine.

03/01/2014

One of the armed masked men who call  themselves members of Ukraine's disbanded elite Berkut riot police force aims his Klashnikov rifle at a checkpoint under a Russian national (L) and Russian naval (R) flags on a highway that connect Black Sea Crimea  peninsula to mainland Ukraine near the city of Armyansk, on Feb. 28, 2014. (VIKTOR DRACHEV/AFP/Getty Images)

Tri-State Area Ukrainians On Edge As Obama Weighs In On Russia’s Movements

As the situation in Ukraine continues to escalate, Ukrainians living in the Tri-State area are on edge.

02/28/2014

A makeshift memorial on the Lower East Side honors those killed during the Ukraine protests. (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Rep. Carolyn Maloney, Rabbi Voice Support, Seek Aid For Ukrainian Protesters

Black and white pictures of dozens of protesters who lost their lives were placed on the cement outside a Ukrainian cultural center Sunday, with flowers and candles holding them in place.

02/23/2014

KIEV, UKRAINE - FEBRUARY 22:  Anti-government protestors guard the streets next to the Presidential offices on February 22, 2014 in Kiev, Ukraine. The offices of Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych have been left unguarded, with the protesters in full control of the streets surrounding the government district. The opposition have called for elections to take place on May 25 and demanded that President Yanukovych stand down immediately. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

Tri-State Area Residents With Ties To Ukraine Celebrate Change, Mourn Dead

After a tumultuous week that left scores dead and Ukraine’s political destiny in flux, fears mounted that the country could split in two – a Europe-leaning west and a Russian-leaning east and south.

02/22/2014

Walter Kozicky poses with the Ukrainian flag in his Yonkers office (credit: Paul Murnane/WCBS 880)

Local Ukrainians Hope For End To Deadly Protests In Kiev

Walter Kozicky was born in Ukraine and calls the deaths of dozens of protesters shameful. A map of Ukraine hangs in Kozicky’s Yonkers office, showing a nation caught linguistically, culturally and politically between Russia and the west.

02/21/2014

Protesters stand on  barricades at Independence square in Kiev on February 19, 2014.  Protesters braced on February 19 for a fresh assault by riot police in central Kiev after a day of clashes left at least 25 people dead in the worst violence since the start of Ukraine's three-month political crisis. (Credit: LOUISA GOULIAMAKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Tri-State Area Ukrainians Follow Nation’s Unrest, Hope For Quick Resolution

Protesters advanced on police lines in the heart of the Ukrainian capital on Thursday, prompting government snipers to shoot back and kill scores of people in the country’s deadliest day since the breakup of the Soviet Union a quarter-century ago.

02/20/2014

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