Uman will welcome about 25 thousand pilgrims to celebrate the Jewish New Year Rosh Hashanah, deputy mayor of Uman Petro Paevsky told a press conference, ForUm correspondent reports.

"The first plane with the Hasidim is to arrive today. Mass arrival of the pilgrims is expected on September 12, 28 boards will arrive at Boryspil and 13 boards at the airport of Odesa. The pilgrims will also arrive in Vinnytsia airport," he said.

Paevsky said that according to the agreement between the Ukrainian and Israeli air carriers, 22 thousand people will arrive by charter flights.

Paevsky assured that as of today, authorities of Uman are ready to welcome the pilgrims. He also reminded that the Jewish New Year will be celebrated on September 17-18.


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