A Jewish woman was killed in the separatist stronghold of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine overnight, The Jerusalem Post has learned.
The woman, whose name has not yet been released, had worked in the city’s Jewish kindergarten, according to the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews, which provides aid to Jews in the war zone.
In a separate incident, a minibus was hit by rocket fire three hundred meters away from the Donetsk synagogue Wednesday morning during morning prayers. The Rabbi sent his congregants away from the synagogue for their protection.
Regular distribution of humanitarian aid at the synagogue will continue today, the community announced on its Facebook page, calling on people to pray for the victims.
Dovid Mondshine of the Federation of Jewish Communities of the CIS has expressed interest in evacuating the Jewish community to the nearby Russian city of Rostov, which has become a popular destination for Ukrainians fleeing their civil war.
Photo: The children of the Jewish community of Donetsk in better days