Separatists Reportedly Ordered Donetsk Jews to Register Or Be Deported

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Bulgaria: Separatists Reportedly Ordered Donetsk Jews to Register Or Be Deported Photo: Novosti Donbassa

An order for all Jews in the eastern Ukraine city of Donetsk to register with the recently proclaimed People's Republic of Donetsk has reportedly been issued by new authorities.

According to the report of the Novosti Donbassa news agency, quoted by the Israeli daily Haaretz, the printed notice was pasted and handed out around the synagogue in Donetsk on Tuesday by "three unidentified men wearing balaclavas and carrying the flag of the Russian Federation".

A copy of the notice was provided to Novosti Donbassa by members of the local Jewish community. The new agency speculates this is a provocation, trying to start a conflict, which was to be blamed on the separatists. 

The notice apparently bore the stamps of the self-proclaimed People's Republic of Donetsk and was signed by its self-styled people's governor Denis Pushilin.

It orders all Jews over the age of 16 to register at the government building, which has been occupied by pro-Russian insurgents in defiance of Kiev rule. Jews would also have to pay a registration fee of before May 3, list all real estate and vehicles owned and carry their passports for listing of religious affiliation.

The notice explained the measure as being due to the alleged support of Jewish leaders for the "nationalist junta of [Stepan] Bandera in Kiev" and their hostility "to the Orthodox Donetsk republic and its citizens."

Failure to register, the notice said, would result in people being "stripped of their citizenship and deported forcibly outside the country with confiscation of property."

In an interview for Ukrainian media Pushilin confirmed that such notices were indeed handed out in Donetsk but he and his people had nothing do with it.

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Optimistic - 21 Apr 2014 // 11:46:52

To Warfou, the illegal Kiev government sent tanks against its own people, luckily in most cases unarmed people confronted the tanks and made peace with the soldiers.

Only really bad governments such as Libya, Syria, Egypt and Ukraine send tanks against their own people.

On voice of america jay carney a white house spokesman was asked if the US approved of the Ukraine sending tanks against the protestors and he said the US did not approve.

No EU government has approved the sending in of the tanks and since then european governments have gone quiet on the Ukraine.

Warfou - 19 Apr 2014 // 22:38:13

No one of my posts are anti-semitic. Please read with understanding. You/Vladimir K. say that Maidan people are fascists. I am telling you that is your country and people who are evolving into this direction. Compare with what Zhirinovsky, as you say "a very clever one", said, in public, to a (Russian) pregnant journalist yesterday. Again, contrary to what you say, there are absolutely NO ANALOGUES to such behaviour in the western world.

Optimistic - 19 Apr 2014 // 14:32:39

To Warfou I don't mean to be insulting but 2 posts you put on this forum before were anti jewish one of them accused me of supporting my jewish friends and another was anti russian jews.

This thing in Donetsk was anti semitic and a fraud and my view is anyone who supports it like you are doing is anti semitic.

Warfou - 19 Apr 2014 // 13:46:04

The colors used by the "Doneckaya Narodnaya Respublika", their emblem and kind of letters they are using on their banners reminds on the "Black Sotnya", a Russian nationalist organisation active prior to 1917, who was very anti-semitic. So I don't think it was a fake.

Vladimir K. - 19 Apr 2014 // 12:26:04

I was thinking so as well, as clearly the only ones who rant anti-semitic rants are the illegals in Kiev.

Optimistic - 19 Apr 2014 // 12:00:53

This horrible and upsetting document is a fraud.

Link below to huffington post US UK online news|uk|dl1|sec3_lnk4%26pLid%3D258548

I guess Right Sector are happy to open up sore wounds to spread propoganda.

Thunderstorm - 17 Apr 2014 // 18:35:29

Optimistic, have you registered? Or maybe it is time to switch sides?

Veritas - 17 Apr 2014 // 16:43:50

LOL - Who are the "fascists" again sa-sha and Optimistic?


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