JTA’s correspondent in Ukraine was severely beaten. The incident occurred Monday evening, when unidentified men attacked Vladimir Matveyev in the entrance of his apartment building in Kiev. Matveyev suffered head injuries and a broken clavicle.

The attackers also took some valuables, Matveyev’s press cards and a computer disk with some of his recent JTA articles.

The incident happened days after the translation of his recent JTA story on anti-Semitic activities of a university in Kiev was widely circulated in Ukraine. Police have opened an investigation into the incident.