: :inin Kyiv (EET)

Hundreds Of Hasidic Pilgrims Stuck Along Belarus-Ukraine Border Due To Coronavirus Restrictions


NOVAYA HUTA, Belarus — More than 700 followers of the Breslov Hasidic movement who are trying to reach the central Ukrainian city of Uman to celebrate Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, remain stuck in neutral territory along the Belarusian-Ukrainian border, held up by measures banning foreigners from entering the country to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

Belarusian authorities said on September 15 that, of the 734 pilgrims who have been staying in a tent camp for days near the Novaya Huta – Novi Yarylovychi border checkpoint, more than 100 are children.

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Source:: Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty

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