On the eve of Rosh Hashanah, some 300 Hasidim came to Uman in Cherkasy region. The Mayor of the city Irina Pletnyova told the UNN journalist that they were not expected and asked not to come because of the war.
"Three hundred or more (Hasids - ed.) came. We did not expect them, and we do not expect them at all, and we appeal thousands of times to them not to come, because the situation is not good at all. It is not worth it for them to go and put themselves and our residents in danger", - said Mayor Umani.
Pletnyova said that she has no right to forbid them to come.
"We are calculating the tasks set by the National Police, but it is not a million hryvnias, and I do not quite understand how much money the city budget costs us, Besides, it's not even the same expenses, which we can pay in connection with the 590th decree ", - told Pletnyova.
Oleg Nikolenko, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, said that Ukraine will not be able to receive pilgrims for Rosh Hashanah this year. One reason for this is the war with Russia.
Earlier, the embassy of the State of Israel said that Ukraine will not allow pilgrims to enter Uman for Rosh Hashanah this year because of the hostilities that are taking place in the country.
Rosh Hashanah, which this year falls on November 25-27, has become increasingly popular in Ukraine. At times, from 30 to 50 thousand pilgrims from various countries arrive to celebrate the Jewish New Year in Uman.
During the Rosh Hashanah celebrations, some 29,000 Hasidic pilgrims arrived in Uman.