The online meeting of the officials of Ukraine and Israel took place on July 26. They were involved in the implementation of Covid certificates for traveling overseas as Ukraine’s Embassy to Israel reported on Facebook.
During the meeting with the Israeli side, Ukraine’s Ambassador Yevhen Korniychuk noted the necessity of soon, unconditional signing of the intergovernmental agreement on mutual recognition of vaccination passports from Covid-19. It will also help to organize safe visiting of Ukraine by Israeli pilgrims during the celebration of the Jewish New Year – Rosh Hashanah.
“The draft agreement was provided by the Israeli side in May for agreement and it is elaborated completely,” the ambassador underlined.
Ukraine’s Embassy stays in close contact with the representatives of the religious communities to discuss and agree on issues tied with the upcoming pilgrimage to Uman.
As we reported, the Israeli Shas Political Party appealed with the official letter to President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky with the request to admit the mass pilgrimage to Rabbi Nachman grave in the town of Uman in September.
In 2020, Rosh Hashanah was celebrated on September 18-20. Since September 14, about 1,000 Hasidim pilgrims tried to enter Ukraine, despite the restrictions for entry of foreigners.
On September 18, the Hasidim pilgrims, who were not allowed to enter Ukraine, celebrated Rosh Hashanah in Belarusian cities Pinsk and Gomel.