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By Cnaan Liphshiz
Jewish Telegraphic Agency
March 17, 2022
ODESSA, Ukraine (JTA) — Arkady Kesselman, a 20-year-old Jewish student, was set on leaving his native Ukraine for the West last winter.

In a war-torn nation losing about 1.2 million citizens each year, where the average monthly salary is about $300, it's not an unusual decision.

But Kesselman has since changed his mind. The reason? Volodymyr Zelensky's landslide victory in May's presidential election.

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