Up to 80,000 Hasidic pilgrims expected to arrive in Ukraine

Up to 80,000 Hasidic pilgrims expected to arrive in Ukraine

From 50,000 to 80,000 Hasidic pilgrims are expected to arrive in Ukraine to celebrate Rosh Hashanah.

This was discussed at the meeting of chief of the National Police of Ukraine Serhiy Knyazev and deputy chief of the National Police - chief of the patrol police Oleksandr Fatsevych with Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Israel to Ukraine Joel Lion and head of the Main Directorate for the Protection of Public Order at the Ministry of Public Security of the State of Israel Alon Levavi, the press service of Ukraine’s Interior Ministry reports.

"According to the information we receive from travel agencies and airlines, from 50,000 to 80,000 pilgrims are expected to arrive in Ukraine. A local consulate will be opened to help the Israeli citizens," Ambassador Joel Lion said.

In turn, Knyazev stressed that the National Police was ready to ensure the safety of such a significant number of people. He asked the representatives of the State of Israel to conduct joint exercises of Ukrainian and Israeli police officers to exchange experience. The Israeli side expressed interest in such exercises.


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