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Chabad envoy in Kharkiv says he’s staying put for city’s Jews

The Chabad emissary in Kharkiv tells Israel’s Kan radio that they are staying in the city for the 20,000 Jews that live there, despite the city being one of Russia’s main targets.

“People on the ground have no idea what is happening, they could not believe there would be war,” Mendel Moskovitz says.

People stand next to fragments of military equipment on the street in the aftermath of an apparent Russian strike in Kharkiv in Kharkiv, Ukraine, Thursday, Feb. 24, 2022. (AP/Andrew Marienko )

Israeli Foreign Ministry director Alon Ushpiz tweets a Walla news article about Israelis who had been in Lviv for business struggling to make it out of the country into Poland, and says “that’s exactly why we are there.”

He thanks Israeli diplomats and civil servants for their work.

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