Even in Russian-speaking Kharkiv residents took to the rallies with placards: “I am Russian. Putin does not need to ‘save’ me!”
Fellowship has supported aliya from the former Soviet Union for many years, but this dire situation required special attention.
Britain summoned the Russian ambassador in January to explain a similar episode, when Russian bombers flew over the English Channel, forcing British authorities to reroute civil aircraft.
Alexey Ostapenko is involved with efforts to ship aid to Ukraine and believes that the presence of the logo of Azov militias shows the attack was nationalistically motivated.
Labor leader and Shadow Foreign Secretary Douglas Alexander stated amid loud applause that he regarded statehood for the Palestinians not as a gift to be given, “but as a right to be recognized.”
Increasing tensions between separatist rebels and Kiev signal conflict still not under control; incident occurred in eastern city of Luhansk.