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Fighting Flares in Ukraine

Destruction in Ukraine, January 30, 2017 (Photo: twitter/MFA_Ukraine)

Yesterday we brought you a video of Fellowship Senior Vice President Yael Eckstein, who is currently in Ukraine delivering aid to that country's struggling Jewish community. But the poverty and harsh weather threatening Ukraine's Jews are not the only dangers they face. CNN's Steve Almasy reports that fighting in eastern Ukraine has once again rained destruction on the residents still caught in the middle of the country's chaos and conflict:

Fighting in eastern Ukraine between pro-Russian rebels and Ukrainian armed forces is escalating, officials have warned...

The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry said eight Ukrainian soldiers were killed in the Donbass region in two days.

"Russian occupation forces carried out massive attacks across the contact line using all available weapons, including (artillery, mortars and tanks) -- all prohibited by the Minsk agreements -- and small arms," the ministry said. At least 26 troops were wounded...

The US State Department on Tuesday put out a statement saying: "The United States is deeply concerned with the recent spike in violence in eastern Ukraine..."

Please pray for Yael's safety as she continues her trip of providing relief to Ukraine's neediest, and please pray for God's protection over the people threatened and displaced by the ongoing violence.

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