The pilgrims started arriving at a border crossing with Belarus on Monday afternoon, based on the Ukrainian border guard service. Authorities in Belarus let the group cross they usually gathered on a street within the buffer space between the 2 border stations.
By the evening, a whole lot of males and boys danced and sang songs. Their baggage was piled alongside fields on each side of the street. The lads tried to persuade the border guards to allow them to by way of to have fun the brand new yr, an important non secular vacation for Hasidim. Little boys, trying bored and sleepy, stood by watching.
Among the pilgrims had traveled to the Novi Yarylovychi border crossing believing it was open, which was not the case, Israel Public Broadcasting tweeted. Ukrainian authorities mentioned the foreigners have been warned concerning the border closure.
Ukraine’s border guard service mentioned that 690 pilgrims had gathered alongside the border by Tuesday, and the company’s director, Serhiy Deyneko, mentioned that extra have been anticipated on constitution flights arriving in Belarus. Belarusian media reported a special variety of pilgrims on the border, saying about 1,500 had already arrived.
Ukraine’s president, Volodymyr Zelensky, mentioned that the border closure shall be enforced till it expires on Sept. 28. The nation has reported almost 20,000 new virus circumstances over the previous week, bringing the full to greater than 160,000, based on a Times database.
Reporting was contributed by Sarah Almukhtar, Matt Apuzzo, Emma Bubola, Emily Cochrane, Shaila Dewan, Nicholas Fandos, Antonella Francini, Rick Gladstone, Jennifer Jett, Anemona Hartocollis, Eric Lipton, Salman Masood, Donald G. McNeil Jr., Fixed Méheut, Claire Moses, Eshe Nelson, Norimitsu Onishi, Gaia Pianigiani, Roni Caryn Rabin, Campbell Robertson, Amanda Rosa, Christopher F. Schuetze, Michael D. Shear, Jeanna Smialek, Eileen Sullivan, Glenn Thrush, Maria Varenikova, Sui-Lee Wee, Ceylan Yeginsu and Elaine Yu.