Ari Shapiro http://wvasfm.org en Leaflets Given To Donetsk Jews Made Waves Worldwide, But Not In Donetsk http://wvasfm.org/post/leaflets-given-donetsk-jews-made-waves-worldwide-not-donetsk A development in Eastern Ukraine has set social media on fire and triggered outrage around the world.<p>In the city of Donetsk, someone <a href="http://www.interpretermag.com/russian-separatists-in-donetsk-reportedly-order-jews-to-register-or-face-expulsion/" target="_blank">distributed fliers ordering Jews to register</a> with the separatists who have taken over government buildings.<p>Even though nobody in Ukraine believed the leaflet was real, the fliers hit a nerve.<p>It all started at a Donetsk synagogue after evening prayers two nights ago, when a group of masked men in camouflage showed Fri, 18 Apr 2014 21:42:00 +0000 Ari Shapiro 46604 at http://wvasfm.org Leaflets Given To Donetsk Jews Made Waves Worldwide, But Not In Donetsk Opposing Protests Pull Eastern Ukraine In Two Directions http://wvasfm.org/post/opposing-protests-pull-eastern-ukraine-two-directions Transcript <p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: <p>The deal struck in Geneva today aims to end the violence Ukraine has seen over the last few months. There were snipers shooting at protesters in Kiev's Independence Square. In eastern Ukraine, pro-Russian separatists forced their way through police barricades to overtake government buildings. But not every protest has been violent. Today, people who oppose the separatists staged a demonstration in the city of Donetsk, and NPR's Ari Shapiro was there.<p>ARI SHAPIRO, BYLINE: This is Victory Park, right on the banks of the Kalmius River. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 20:23:00 +0000 Ari Shapiro 46539 at http://wvasfm.org Ukrainian Tanks Roll In — But Above Them Russian Flags Fly http://wvasfm.org/post/ukrainian-tanks-roll-above-them-russian-flags-fly Transcript <p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: <p>From NPR News, this is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. I'm Robert Siegel.<p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>And I'm Audie Cornish. We begin this hour with the latest from eastern Ukraine. The Ukrainian military is continuing an operation to oust pro-Russian militants from occupied government buildings, but today, it experienced a setback. Ukraine's defense department confirms that some of its armored personnel carriers began flying the Russian flag. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 20:08:00 +0000 Ari Shapiro 46467 at http://wvasfm.org Ukraine's Army Launches Campaign Against Eastern Militants http://wvasfm.org/post/ukraines-army-launches-campaign-against-eastern-militants Ukraine's army began a "special operation" in the east of the country Tuesday, moving against pro-Russian militants who are occupying government offices across the region. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 20:15:00 +0000 Ari Shapiro 46413 at http://wvasfm.org Ukrainian Jews Celebrate Passover In Uncertain Times http://wvasfm.org/post/ukrainian-jews-celebrate-passover-uncertain-times At Passover celebrations around the world tonight, the youngest child will sing a song in Hebrew. "Why," the youngster will ask, "is this night different from all other nights?"<p>Adults in Ukraine can ask a similar question this year: What makes this Passover different from all others? It's a question Rabbi Alexander Duchovny has been thinking about a lot. "Passover is <em>z'man cheruteinu,</em> time of our liberty — time of freedom," he says. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 22:03:00 +0000 Ari Shapiro 46366 at http://wvasfm.org Ukrainian Jews Celebrate Passover In Uncertain Times Defiant Of Deadline, Pro-Moscow Occupiers Persist http://wvasfm.org/post/defiant-deadline-pro-moscow-occupiers-persist Transcript <p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>From NPR News, this is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. I'm Audie Cornish. In eastern Ukraine, people are bracing for possible war. The government gave a deadline of this morning for pro-Russian separatists to lay down their weapons. Instead, the demonstrators took over still more government buildings in eastern Ukrainian cities. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 20:01:00 +0000 Ari Shapiro 46358 at http://wvasfm.org Between Friends, Family And Country, Ukrainian Police Lie Low http://wvasfm.org/post/between-friends-family-and-country-ukranian-police-lie-low <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=onRu5am9Rx0</p> Sat, 12 Apr 2014 14:55:00 +0000 Ari Shapiro 46265 at http://wvasfm.org Between Friends, Family And Country, Ukrainian Police Lie Low The Ukrainian Prime Minister's Visit, As Seen From Behind Barricades http://wvasfm.org/post/ukrainian-prime-ministers-visit-seen-behind-barricades Ukraine's interim prime minister visited Donetsk Friday in an effort to reduce tensions in the east of the country. Pro-Moscow militants among the area's largely Russian-speaking population have seized two government buildings in the region and are demanding referendums on the area's future. NPR's Ari Shapiro has been behind the barricades at one of the occupations. Fri, 11 Apr 2014 20:06:00 +0000 Ari Shapiro 46235 at http://wvasfm.org Molotov Cocktails And Razor Wire: Inside An Occupied Building In Ukraine http://wvasfm.org/post/molotov-cocktails-and-razor-wire-inside-occupied-building-ukraine <em>In Ukraine's eastern city of Donetsk, activists who want to align the country more with Russia seized a regional administration building in the center of town last weekend. NPR correspondent Ari Shapiro went inside the building Friday and reports on what it was like:</em><p>Overnight, reports said pro-Russian protesters here in Donetsk had reinforced the barricade surrounding the 11-story government building that the demonstrators have occupied since Sunday. Fri, 11 Apr 2014 11:18:00 +0000 Ari Shapiro 46194 at http://wvasfm.org Molotov Cocktails And Razor Wire: Inside An Occupied Building In Ukraine God Save The Queen — And Donetsk, Too? http://wvasfm.org/post/god-save-queen-and-donetsk-too The eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk has been the center of a standoff since Sunday, with demonstrators pleading for the city to join Russia, while government leaders insist it will remain part of Ukraine.<p>In the midst of this tug-of-war, there's a third country that may have a claim on the city — though admittedly, a much looser one.<p>"God Save The Queen" isn't just the British national anthem, it's also the name of a campaign to bring Donetsk under the sheltering wing of Her Majesty's United Kingdom.<p>(You read that correctly: the UK. Thu, 10 Apr 2014 21:04:00 +0000 Ari Shapiro 46170 at http://wvasfm.org God Save The Queen — And Donetsk, Too?