The administration of Boryspil airport decided to open B terminal to host the Hasids heading to Ukraine for the celebration of Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year. The airport's press service reported that as quoted by UNN.
'We expect the worshippers to begin to arrive on September 5. B terminal will be opened for that special purpose', the message says.
As is known, the central Ukrainian town of Uman hosts thousands of Hasids, who come there every year, in September, to worship the grave of their spiritual leader Rabbi Nachman, the founder of Breslov Hasidic movement. For Hasids, this is the obligatory part of the procedure of the Rosh Hashana celebration.
This year, the Jewish New Year will be observed from September 9 through September 11.
Earlier, the State Emergency Service of Ukraine said it would implement all necessary measures to provide the security during the celebration of Rosh Hashanah. Emergency Service Chairman claimed this during the meeting with Eliav Belotserkovsky, the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Israel to Ukraine as the press service reported.
Particularly, the Cherkasy police garrison will stay in high alert regime during the celebration. From September 4 to September 14, the integrated security detachment consisting of 110 members of personnel and 22 units of the rescue and firefighting equipment, diving detachment, chemical group and bomb squad will be deployed in Uman.
Moreover, rescuers and a medical helicopter will watch round-the-clock the places where the pilgrims are staying.
As it was reported last year, the Hasid pilgrims from around the globe came to Ukraine to celebrate the New Year according to the Jewish calendar. In 2017, Uman hosted about 30,000 Hasidic Jews, who came to honor the memory of their spiritual leader Rabbi Nachman at his grave on the eve of Rosh Hashanah.