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Ukrainian law enforcers prepare to ensure order during Rosh Hashanah in Ukraine

20 officers of the Israeli police will participate in the events
17:41, 30 July 2018

AP/East News

The Ukrainian law enforcers prepare for the holding of Hashanah, the Jewish New Year in Uman; they will ensure the order since the arrival of the first pilgrims until the end of the festive events as the press service of the Interior Ministry reported.

"The ensuring of the order during the annual pilgrimage to Uman is an important part of the Ukrainian-Israeli relations. We understand which challenges face us, including under the hybrid war. The events on the ensuring of the security will last since the arrival of the first pilgrims until the end of the festive events," Serhy Yarovy, the First Deputy Interior Minister said.

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According to him, the Ukrainian law enforcers will cooperate with the Israeli officers.

"We should create the joint task group with Israeli police officers. It will significantly increase the efficiency of our work, particularly, in the exchange of the operational information. The Situation Center will be opened for this," Yarovy added.

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The police officers, the emergency response teams, dog handlers and the bomb squad will work at the places of the events.

Viacheslav Abroskin, the Head of the Criminal Police expressed the opinion that the provocations during Rosh Hashanah are not of the anti-Semitic origin, they aim to discredit the Ukrainian police.

According to Head of Patrol Police Oleksandr Fatsevitch, the preparation for the ensuring of the order during the pilgrimage has already begun.

"We pay the great attention to the places of the arrival of the pilgrims, routes of the movement to the place of the event," he said.

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It is planned to make the territory of the event's holding pedestrian.

In his turn, Eliav Belotserkovsky, the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Israel to Ukraine emphasized that the annual pilgrimage to Uman is the most import Jewish event outside Israel. He also noted the professionalism of the law enforcers.

It is expected that 20 Israeli police officers will come to Ukraine to assist in the ensuring of the order.

"They will stay until the end of the events to make sure that everything took place without the incidents," Raphael Cohen, the Head of Emergency Department of the Israeli Police said.

As it was reported last year the Hasid pilgrims from around the globe keep coming 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.

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