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Social media is spreading information that the Ukrainian authorities are using the synagogue in Uman as a place for the disposition of the military and depositing weapons to take part in hostilities. Some posts refer to the Russian Ministry of Defense. And it is referred also to an anonymous “member of the Jewish community” who provided photos in which “Ukrainian Nazis form two columns with nationalists right on the territory of the synagogue.”
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Photos allegedly provided by an anonymous “member of the Jewish community.” It is seen, how the Ukrainian military allegedly disguises weapons under bags of construction waste and uses school buses marked “Children” to transport them. Freeze photos from Facebook
This fake was refuted in the United Jewish community.
“The United Jewish Community of Ukraine states that all the synagogues and Jewish sites in Ukraine are used only for their intended purpose, to carry out religious activities or to help members of Jewish communities and the local population. Even according to a photo of the Russians, published for provocative purposes, it is obvious that the gates of the synagogue are closed and no one is in it , ” the community statement said .
The Rabi Nachman Foundation in Uman confirms that the synagogue, the second largest in Ukraine, was closed since Rosh Hashanah (celebrated in September 2021) and has not been used since that time.
The Center for Combating Disinformation at the National Security and Defense Council believes that the purpose of the Russian intrusion is to provoke a conflict between the Ukrainian authorities and Israel. Fake can also be used as a distraction from the possible provocation of the Russian military to shell the synagogue in Uman and further accusations against Ukraine.
“Such misinformation was” thrown in “by Russia on the eve of the shelling of the maternity hospital and drama theater in Mariupol. The provocations prompted the official “mouthpiece” of the Kremlin, the speaker from the Russian Defense Ministry I. Konashenko to accuse the Ukrainian military of this, “the JRS stressed.
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