Crowds of Hasidim are trying to get to Ukraine from Belarus

15 September, 09:30
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Chairman of the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine, Serhiy Deineko, met with groups of foreign citizens who are trying to get to Ukraine from Belarus despite entry restrictions.

Hundreds of Hasidim gathered at one of the checkpoints in the Chernihiv region. This is reported by 'Ukrayinska Pravda' ('Ukrainian Truth').

Deineko noted that every foreign citizen should respect the laws of Ukraine and the rules governing crossing the state border.

The head of the Department also clearly stressed the inadmissibility of border violations by foreigners, because they will be held liable for this, and border guards will not allow attempts to violate the border.

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The State Border Guard Service has involved the reserves and organized interaction with units of the National Police and the National Guard of Ukraine.

The situation is under control, according to border guards.

Meanwhile, citing the state Border Committee of Belarus, BelTA has reported that over 1.5 thousand Hasidic Jews who planned to enter Ukraine to celebrate the New Year on September 19 according to the Jewish calendar, are staying in the borderline areas.