|The Information And Analytical Edition
Of The Jewish Confederation Of Ukraine
In Brief ...
The pogrom in the Kiev Central synagogue evoked indignation of the public not only in Ukraine but in other countries as well. But after a number of articles about broken panes and beaten believers came out an informational silence reigned. Though, there still were left quite a few unanswered questions concerning this incident. Pogrom-makers broke the window of the "Syaivo" shop after its closure. Shop assistants called the militia at around 20.30 whereas the synagogue went under an assault almost an hour later. Nonetheless, the militia arrived, alas, when there was not a trace of attackers" ("Einikait", #14, 2002). Could the vandals heading for the synagogue be aware of their impunity? This generates natural anxiety whether pogrom's initiators be called to account. To highlight this issue we met with a deputy head of the militia headquarters in Kiev, head of the city investigation department colonel Fedor Kraevsky who agreed to answer our questions.