In Jun 26, 9:21 PM EDT THOUSANDS FLEE UKRAINE FOR RUSSIA; TRUCE NEARS END Balint Szlanko writes
Air strikes and artillery attacks by the Ukrainian military have infuriated many residents, and many crossing the border on Thursday said they were fleeing the fighting, which has killed more than 400 people since mid-April by the United Nations’ estimate
It was unclear how many Ukrainians will end up settling in Russia. Russia’s migration service said last week that it had registered the arrival of 90,000 Ukrainians, but few asked for refugee status, which would oblige them to stay in Russia at least six months.
Many of those at the Izvaryne crossing on Thursday were taking household items, including refrigerators. One family from a village near Slovyansk, a separatist stronghold that has come under frequent shelling from the military, said they “hated Ukraine” and would not return.
and has this curious para without further elaboration
Meanwhile, Germany announced that it is easing its immigration restrictions for Jews from Ukraine because of reports of an increase in anti-Semitic incidents since the crisis broke out.
Which areas have seen an anti-semetic breakout? The ones controlled by Kiev (and the Right Sector) or the ones by the rebels?
And curiously the term so favored by the Western media “pro-Russian separatists” seems to be waning to a more nuanced “rebels” or simply “separatists”.
It started with Reuters on Jun 25th. And now AP…. Interesting.