Today has not only been Father’s Day in the UK but has also marked six months since Josef Zissels, Head of the Association of Jewish Organizations and Communities of Ukraine, addressed the crowd of protestors at Maidan Square in central Kiev. On a December day six months ago Mr Zissels declared that; “We [Ukraine] need a new government, a government of national unity that shall hold the country back from the gaping pit, that shall preserve its integrity, prevent discord and civil war, and prepares civilized elections with no falsification or government resources used”.
The full text of his speech can be found translated via this link:
Mr Zissels will be speaking on the current situation of the Ukrainian revolution and the country’s Jewish community in London at the Future Perspectives conference on the 30th of June.
To register for the conference, which is free and open to the public, follow this link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/jews-and-the-ukrainian-revolution-future-perspectives-tickets-11916435379