Starting from August 30, Ukrainian border guards have let more than 3,000 Hasidim worshippers in, as they arrive in Ukraine's town of Uman to celebrate Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. State Border Guard Service of Ukraine reported that on September 2.
Over the last 24 hours alone, the number of newly arrived pilgrims made 1,350. They proceeded through the checkpoints in western and southern Ukraine.
The overall number of worshippers who wish to celebrate the Jewish New Year is expected to make 20,000; earlier, Ambassador of Israel in Ukraine Michael Brodsky claimed that it was supposed to be some 50,000.
Earlier, 600 police employees and 200 servicemen of the National Guard of Ukraine arrived in Uman to maintain public order in the town during the celebration period.
This year, Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year falls on September 8 and 9. Thousands of Hasidim come to Uman town every year to pay tribute to their late spiritual leader, Rabbi Nachman whose grave is located in Uman; this is an integer part of the celebration.