Ukraine Ambassador to Israel Says Pilgrimage to Uman ‘uncertain’, asks Jews to Pray for End of War
With the summer underway, and Rosh Hashanah around the corner, the question arises of whether the great gathering of tens of thousands at the Tziyun of Rebbe Nachman of Breslov will take place this year.
Addressing Israeli media, the Ukrainian ambassador to Israel Yevgen Korniychuk said that, as things stand, they will not be allowing visitors into the country out of concern for their well-being.
"Due to concerns for the lives and well-being of the visitors to Ukraine and in light of the blatant Russian war in our country, despite all efforts, we cannot guarantee the security of pilgrims and do not currently allow tourists and visitors to enter Ukraine,” he said
He also asked for prayers on behalf of his beleaguered country.
“On this occasion, we address to you, because your prayers are important to us. Please pray that before Rosh Hashanah, the war in Ukraine, which broke out due to blatant and cruel Russian aggression, will come to an end and pray for the victory of Ukraine.
“We hope that the prayers will be fulfilled, and that Ukraine will once again be a country that generously receives visitors from Israel, and especially Jews who come to Ukraine to visit the graves of the righteous.”