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Ukrainian Leader Has Some Scathing Words for Authors of Anti-Semitic Leaflets

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"...bring them to justice."

Outside a synagogue on April 19, 2014 in Donetsk, Ukraine. (Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Ukraine’s prime minister is calling those behind leaflets calling on Jews to register with pro-Russian separatists “bastards” who must be brought to justice. This, as the Jewish community in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk where the flyers were reportedly distributed is asking for beefed up security.

Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk told NBC’s “Meet the Press” that he is pushing his military to find those responsible for the leaflets which have been widely characterized as anti-Semitic and reminiscent of the days of anti-Jewish pogroms in Ukraine at the turn of the last century and the Nazi policies during World War II.

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