One day after a compromise reached between the Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych and the opposition leaders, the anti-government protestors stormed the Presidential Palace and forced Yanukovych to flee. As part of the deal, the convicted former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko, was released from hospital where she was imprisoned. The so-called “interim government” lead by the new Speaker of country’s parliament Oleksandr Turchinov, an ally of Tymoshenko, has announced to hold new election on May 25, 2014.
In order to hide its dirty tricks in Ukraine, Obama administration has warned Vladimir Putin not to intervene militarily.
On Saturday, Yulia Tymoshenko, who has Russian Jewish family roots, said at the anti-government rally at Kiev’s Independence Square that she intends to run for the Presidency.
Some leaders of the anti-government protestors had urged country’s top three Jewish billionaires, Ihor Kolomoyskyi, Victor Pinchuk and David Zhvania – with personal link to the protest movement – to urge president Yanukovich to step down.
On February 20, one speaker at Kiev’s Independence Square said: “You practice Judaism. In the holy synagogue, you have seats with placards. And you, today, are the only people who have access to Yanukovich.”
A recently leaked phone conversation between Jewish Victoria Nuland, assistant secretary of state for European and Eurasian affairs, and Geoffrey Pyatt, the US ambassador to Ukraine, has exposed the Jewish Lobby’s part in the regime change in Ukraine.
Last week, a Ukrainian report, several Ukrainian Jews who served in the Israel Occupation Force (IOF) are leading the anti-government protests. Ukrainian media has also accused an Israeli oligarch for providing financial support to the opposition in Ukraine, adding that Israel’s Mossad intelligence agency is one of the instigators of the unrest in the country.
Last week, Chief Rabbi of Ukraine Moshe Reuven Azman, called on the Ukrainian Jews to leave the capital and even the country, if possible, the Israeli daily Maariv reported on Friday.
“I told my congregation to leave the city center or the city all together and if possible the country too,” Rabbi Azman told Maariv. “I don’t want to tempt fate,” he said, “but there are constant warnings concerning intentions to attack Jewish institutions.”
In December 2013, Israel First Sen. John McCain visited Kiev to throw weight behind the anti-government protestors and met three leaders of the opposition.
On January 18, 2013, the British Jewish Chronicle reported the leaders of so-called “Jew-hating” Svoboda Party, Yuri Syrotyuk, saying: “Many Jews are in the Ukrainian parliament and among the richest citizens of Ukraine. Could that happen in a country where antisemitism is widespread?”
Last weekend, Admiral Yuriy Ilyin, the navy commander who was promoted as chief of the General Staff for Ukraine’s armed forces had promised Viktor Yanukovych he would deal with the demonstrators in Independence Maidan “like in Israel.”
Ukraine is home to the third largest Jewish community in Europe and fifth in the world outside Israel.