Pro-Russian activists accused of forcing Jews to register identity

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Pro-Russian activists in eastern Ukraine have been accused of demanding Jewish citizens register their identity.

Flyers were reportedly handed out in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk, demanding that all Jews, 16 years of age and older, declare their identity and property with a separatist group that wants to join Russia.

The report first appeared on the website YNet, which said the Russian-language leaflets were distributed on Monday, the evening before the Jewish holiday of Passover, near the Donetsk synagogue.

The leaflet warned failure to register would lead to the seizure of property, revoked citizenship or possible deportation.

According to YNet, the paper was signed by Denis Pushilin, the self-declared leader of the pro-Russian “Donetsk People’s Republic.”

“Dear Ukraine citizens of Jewish nationality… due to the fact that the leaders of the Jewish community of Ukraine supported Bendery Junta…

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