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December 25, 2014 10:31 am

Ukrainian Jews Take Refuge in Israel in Attempt to Escape Their Country’s Civil War

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Locals waving the Ukrainian flag at the vyshyvanka parade in Kyiv, Ukraine. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

Washington Post – Yulia, Kostiantyn and their daughter, Valerie, don’t look like a typical refugee family. All well-dressed — even the Chihuahua, Micky, donning a chic dog jacket — they might not seem out of place mingling with Kiev’s oligarchs.

But the truth is that the family, Ukrainians of Jewish heritage who arrived here five months ago from the eastern city of Luhansk, has lost almost everything since clashes among pro-Russian separatists and Ukrainian nationalists forced them to flee their home.

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