Mass events on Rosh Hashanah banned in Uman

30.08.2022, 18:10
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Uman banned mass events and restricted access to places of pilgrimage for Rosh Hashanah celebrations to avoid possible provocations of the Russian Federation with the participation of Hasidim.

This was announced by the Chairman of the Cherkasy Military Administration Igor Taburets on Telegram, reports Ukrainska Pravda.

"From September 19 to 30, security measures will be intensified in the city (Uman - Ed.). We made this decision together with the regional defense headquarters due to the high probability of missile strikes and a terrorist threat as a result of the actions of the Russian side aimed at destabilizing interethnic relations and harming the international image of Ukraine. Russia can use the traditional arrival of pilgrims to Uman to celebrate Rosh Hashanah for provocations," he said.

During this period, Uman tightened the access regime and control over the movement of citizens.
What is not allowed:

any mass events;
sale of alcoholic (low-alcohol) beverages and pyrotechnic products;
vehicle traffic and parking on certain sections of the road network;
restricted access to pilgrimage sites.

The chairman of the military administration added that law enforcement officers constantly conduct counter-sabotage and anti-terrorist measures, and the pilgrimage area and adjacent territories are under round-the-clock video surveillance.

The Security Service and the National Police are asking Hasidim to refrain from visiting Ukraine this year because the Russian Federation can use a mass gathering of pilgrims for provocations.