SBU held anti-terrorist training exercises in Uman so that Jews celebrate the New Year in peace
According to the concept of training, "terrorists" mined a 9-storey hotel located on the territory of the Rabbi Nachman Historical and Cultural Center in Uman, and barricaded themselves in one of its rooms.
"The training sessions were held in conditions as close to real conditions as possible. Special Forces of the SBU conducted assault operations using mountaineering equipment and detained a "terrorist group". Units of the SBU, the State Emergency Service and the National Police took part in the exercise," the report says.
The participants were tasked with working out an algorithm for interaction between subjects of anti-terrorist activities to effectively respond to the terrorist and sabotage threats during mass events, and, as noted in the SBU, it was successfully completed.
As reported, several thousand Hasidic pilgrims have already arrived in Uman to celebrate Rosh Ha-Shanah, which this year will be held from September 6 to 8. They go to Ukraine in advance, because last year, due to enhanced anti-epidemic measures, not everyone was able to get to the celebration.