Chabad Son And Father From Dniepro Serving In Ukrainian Army:’ Waiting For Russians To See What We Have’

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NEW YORK (VINnews) — The Ukrainian army is composed of large numbers of conscripts, some of whom are Jewish. David Tzerkaski, a Chabad chasid from the city of Dniepro in central Ukraine, fought together with his father, R’ Asher Yosef, in 2014 against the Russians during the battles in Donetsk. Now once again, he has joined the armed forces for a second time.

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David studied in Chabad institutions in Dniepro and later in Israel, returning to his native country and serving in the army.

“Everything is OK, all is well,” David said in an interview with Israeli television Sunday. “I am now in Dniepro and we’re doing all we can.” He added that “the war hasn’t arrived here yet but its a matter of time. We’re waiting for the Russians to see what we have…half of them have died and half went back home.”

David is optimistic and says that the Russians were naive to think they could win easily. “We won’t give them anything, they can say what they want.”

Tzerkaski says that he is willing to give his life for the Ukraine: “I’m willing to die for the people of Israel living here, for the people of the Ukraine, I was born here, my family is here, my father is with me here.”

Tzerkaski says that “there were many kids from Israel here and that is how I learnt Hebrew.” When asked if there is anti-semitism in the Ukraine, Tzerkaski said derisively: “that’s really funny, we have a Jewish president and Jewish soldiers. I don’t experience anti-semitism in my city.” Tzerkaski stresses however that the Ukrainian army still needs international help to succeed in overcoming the Russians.

 


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AnonyMrs
AnonyMrs
1 year ago

There are very likely Jews on Russian army too. Reminder of tragedies that happened in WWI when Jews fought Jews. Terrible.

oberchuchem
oberchuchem
1 year ago

B”H, Chazak V’ametz!!

Oren
Oren
1 year ago

Fact .. Russia is not winnable they never lost any wars …

triumphinwhitehouse
triumphinwhitehouse
1 year ago

not sure they should be fighting for Nazi supporters and a meshumad president.

Silence
Silence
1 year ago

This is stupid and dangerous. Jews never mixed in to Goyishe wars. It can only lead to nothing good.

yosher
yosher
1 year ago

The Ukranians of this generation harbor possibly the worst anti semitic hatred of all the Goyim in Europe. The only good Goyim in Europe are Chabad