Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Donetsk People's Republic

The Official denial of the information concerning the death of the deputy chairperson of the Donetsk regional Jewish community

23 January 2015
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In connection with the information concerning the death of the deputy chairman of the Donetsk regional Jewish community Yehuda Kelerman, we officially declare that Mr. Kellerman is alive and well. Now he is in Dnepropetrovsk and any talks about the attempts on his life are false.

The content of the messages disseminated by some Ukrainian media on this subject draws particular attention. They emphasize the fact of Yehuda Kelerman "brutal beating" by men with "DPR symbols", that allegedly led to the death.

We emphasize that this message, which is not the first information of this kind, is a crudely made provocation designed to once again discredit the name of the Donetsk People's Republic and put Donbass people in a negative light.