Russia, starting with Putin, has portrayed Ukraine as a hotbed of anti-Semitism since overthrow of its ally there, the BBC reports.
Lviv is considered a stronghold of Ukrainian nationalism and the birthplace of the far-right Svoboda party, which is vehemently anti-Russian.
Five Ukrainian soldiers had been killed in the past 24 hours although Kiev has denied rebel charges of launching a new military offensive.
Breakdown in dialogue, deepening of crises feared as Kiev, West condemn secessionist votes held in breakaway eastern regions; EU to consider sanctions in response.
Ukraine President Poroshenko calls vote 'a farce'; U.S., EU denounce elections as illegitimate, but Russia has said it would recognize results.
Over 75% of voters supported Ukraine's 'course towards Europe,' says Poroshenko.
Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin declares mutual trust between nations have strengthened despite effort 'to discredit Ukrainians.'
Charred Russian military vehicles support Ukraine, Western claims that pro-Russian rebels were backed by Russian troops, equipment.
Pro-Russian rebels clash with government forces in separatist stronghold despite September cease-fire.
Experts say flight MH17 was brought down by explosion consistent with surface-to-air missile.