Pro-Russian groups have now made confirmed anti Semitic threats. In Donetsk, these pro Russian troops are posting leaflets ordering Jews 16 and older to register with them and to pay a registration fee, according to the Telegraph. The men are also ordered to provide an inventory of real estate owned, according to Haaretz.
CNN reported that these leaflets are warning Jewish persons to register. Masked men handed out the leaflets to Jewish men as they left Passover services, according to CNN.
The leaflets threaten deportation to those not registering. Secretary of State John Kerry called the incident “beyond unacceptable.”
Kerry is in Geneva at an emergency meeting concerning the crisis in Ukraine. Diplomats from Russia, Ukraine, the US and the EU together issued a joint statement today calling for all illegal armed groups to be disarmed, for all illegally seized buildings to be returned to their owners, and for all occupied public spaces to be vacated.
The US Department of State is warning US citizens not to travel to the Ukraine while there is a presence of Russian military forces. Meanwhile the Ukrainian border service is restricting entry into Ukraine to Russian men, according to Interfax. Canada is sending six CF-18s to Poland to assist NATO in its response to Ukraine, according to the Vancouver Sun.