With indecent haste, our government jumped in to promise support for the dubious, miscellaneous types who have used violence to get Yanukovych out. The EU is on hand talking about pouring in £BILLIONs of our money - AND TO WHOM? FOR WHAT AGENDA?
There are all sorts of nasty people trying to grab power there now, and many of them have communist, Nazi and anti-semitic ideas.
In Kiev, four attackers have beaten up a Jewish teacher of Hebrew. Hillel Wertheimer was followed home from the synagogue and brutally beaten. His assailants did not take money or any property so it must have been a racist attack.
In Zaporozhye, another synagogue has been firebombed. Luckily nobody is reported dead or injured - yet. But these are sinister signs. There could be a civil war and it is no wonder that the Russians have sent in troops to protect the very large number of their own citizens in the Crimea.
We should keep well out of the problems of the Ukraine. It should not be on a shopping-list for EU expansion. If it did make the mistake of joining the EU, it would soon find that its assets were plundered and it was sinking in a mire of debt just like Romania, Greece and Ireland.
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Ukrainian Rabbi Moshe Reuven Azman, called on Kiev's Jews to leave the city and even the country if possible, fearing that the city's Jews will be victimized in the chaos, Israeli daily Maariv reported Friday.