Friday, February 21, 2014

Ukraine Crisis - Latest Update

Federation partner, The American Jewish Joint Distribution Commitee (JDC) is on the ground, helping the Jews of Kiev. This morning, we wanted to share the latest with you on JDC's response to the continuing unrest in Ukraine.

Below is a real-time account of how we're bringing vital aid to homebound Kiev Jews, inx` areas where dozens of people have been killed in clashes between protesters and security forces in recent days.

We are sharing this information broadly and encourage you to please do the same among your networks.

JDC's Alena Druzhynina entered the tense Independence Square area to bring a package of food to Mihail Solomonovich, an 82-year-old pensioner who has been homebound since the worst of the violence began.

"When Mihail received food package provided by Kiev Hesed, he said it was one of the most long-awaited and bright visits he ever had," Druzhynina wrote from Kiev. "[Solomonovich] lives alone in a one-room apartment and barely moves around, but his eyes were full with pride and gratitude," she added.


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