Bolton: Reports of Anti-Jewish Leaflets Show Huge Trouble in Ukraine

Thursday, 17 Apr 2014 08:51 PM

By Greg Richter

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Reports of anti-Jewish leaflets being handed out in the Donetsk province of Ukraine are a bad sign the struggle in the area is going to intensify, says former U.N. Ambassador John Bolton.

"The fact that they would put the Jewish question on the table like this shows that there's enormous trouble ahead in Ukraine," Bolton said Thursday on Fox News Channel's "On the Record with Greta Van Susteren."

Whatever the outcome of the agreement negotiated earlier Thursday in Geneva, Bolton said, "this is far from over."

Jews leaving Passover eve prayers were reportedly handed leaflets that ordered them to either register with the interim pro-Russian government or be deported.

Bolton said he believes pro-Russian elements are behind the leaflets, though Moscow blamed them on the Ukrainian government.

Secretary of State John Kerry has condemned the actions, but Bolton said Kerry's words were like all of the Obama administration's response in Ukraine: "It's essentially all rhetoric."

Bolton also condemned the Geneva agreement, which he said doesn't mention Crimea. Russian forces occupied Crimea earlier this year before what most called a sham election was held for the area to be annexed by Russia.

"That's a done deal now, apparently," Bolton said.

Obama's failure to follow up his words with actions emboldens Russian President Vladimir Putin to make more demands of the government of Ukraine and risks further partition of the country, he said.

"We are not stopping this aggression. We are facilitating it," Bolton said.

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