It was bound to happen, and shouldn't be taken lightly. Some ugly fliers came up in the east
U.S. officials Thursday denounced what one called a "grotesque" leaflet ordering Jews in one eastern Ukrainian city to register with a government office, but the Jewish community there dismissed it as a "provocation."
The fliers were handed out by masked men in front the main synagogue in Donetsk, where pro-Russian protesters have declared a "People's Republic," Jewish leaders there said. The document warned the city's Jews to register and document their property or face deportation, according to a CNN translation of one of the leaflets.
Geoffrey Pyatt, the U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, told CNN's "The Lead with Jake Tapper" that a respected Jewish leader in Ukraine showed him a photograph of one of the leaflets. He called the document "chilling."
No matter how much manners the inhabitants of Ukraine have, this can't be overlooked. This is a country that's unfortunately had quite a few anti-semites and racists running amok at local soccer tournaments
, and some of them probably blame Jews instead of Russia's bigwigs for the invasion into Crimea. That's what happens when the country fails to prove its ability to abolish the insanity from their education system.
Labels: anti-semitism, Europe, Russia