Ukraine cannot guarantee the safety of Hasidic pilgrims, - ambassador Korniychuk
"Rosh Hashanah is approaching, and no matter what we say, Orthodox Jews will try to get to Uman again. We understand your readiness to go to Uman and stand up for Ukraine but now is not the best time. We cannot guarantee your safety," he said.
The head of the diplomatic mission noted that a large crowd of pilgrims could attract the attention of the Russian army, which could attack the place of pilgrimage.
"Imagine if Russia fired at them, what would have happened?" Said the ambassador.
Yevgeny Korniychuk also said that he tried to talk to influential rabbis in Israel so that pilgrims would not fly to Ukraine.