Ukraine Tensions Rise with Russia Border Build-up

Stand for Israel  |  November 15, 2021

Troops in Ukraine
(Photo: IFCJ)

In early 2014, Russian troops invaded eastern Ukraine, leading to a civil war that is still going on. While tensions have lowered over the years, The Fellowship continues to aid the Ukrainian Jewish community, which has found itself caught in the crossfire, bringing those who can home to Israel on Freedom Flights and bringing aid to those – many of them Holocaust survivors or impoverished elderly – who cannot make aliyah.

Now, those who we help find tensions rising, as BBC reports that the head of NATO warns of increased Russian troop buildups on the border with Ukraine:

Jens Stoltenberg said a “large and unusual” build-up of Russian forces had been spotted on the border in recent weeks.

He spoke amid speculation Russia could be planning to invade Ukraine.

Moscow has dismissed such fears as “alarmist” and complained of increasing Nato activities in the region.

Speaking after talks with Ukraine’s foreign minister in Brussels, Mr Stoltenberg said the important thing was to stop tensions from spiralling out of control. He warned Russia against taking any “aggressive actions”…

We will continue to keep you abreast of the situation threatening the Jewish communities in Ukraine, and ask that you join us in prayer, that God will protect His children, wherever they may be.

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