Ukraine cannot guarantee the safety of Hasidic pilgrims, - ambassador Korniychuk

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The state of Ukraine, against which Russia continues its armed aggression, cannot guarantee the protection and security of Jews who traditionally come to pray at the grave of Rabbi Nachman in Uman on Roshga Shan.

This was stated by the ambassador of Ukraine to Israel, Yevhen Korniychuk, in a comment to the publication The Jerusalem Post, according to ZN.UA.

"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.