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"During celebration of Rosh Hashanah's Jewish New Year, we will take all necessary measures to ensure the safety of pilgrims throughout the country," - Mykola Chechetkin

Published: 04.09.2019, 07:45
On September 2, the Head of the State Emergency Service of Ukraqine met with the delegation of the State of Israel, headed by the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the State of Israel to Ukraine, Joel Lyon, on security issues during the Rosh Hashana Jewish New Year celebration.
Traditionally, tens of thousands of pilgrims from all over the world come to Uman on Rosh Hashan in the fall, and this is the largest event in the world outside Israel. That is why every year there is a need to coordinate all measures to guarantee the safety of pilgrims.

Mykola Chechotkin noted that he appreciated the constructive attitude of the State of Israel to cooperate with Ukraine in the field of emergency response and elimination of their consequences.

“The Joint Declaration of Intent for Cooperation in the field of Prevention of the Emergency and the Elimination of their Consequences is a continuation of the bilateral cooperation signed on May 15, 2017, and we look forward to its further development, as the interaction between our countries in the area of emergency response is a matter for us and the current direction, ”he said.

Mykola Chechetkin also stressed that the meetings on the security of the Hasidic pilgrimage to Uman have already become traditional and testify to the stability and deepening of cooperation.

He added that by 2019, from September 23 to October 4, an estimated 40,000 pilgrims from many countries around the world will participate in the events, and the most intensive pilgrimage will take place through Kiev, Odessa and Vinnytsia.
“Special attention will be paid to the organization of the safety of pilgrims in the city of Uman. All activities will be carried out in close cooperation with the National Police of Ukraine, local authorities, the organizers of the event and the Consulate in the city of Uman, as well as representatives of the State of Israel police, ”the Head of Service emphasized.

In his turn, the Head of the Main Department of the SESU in Cherkasy region Victor Hvozd presented delegations of the State of Israel. Based on last year's experience. Security will be provided by 114 personnel and 26 vehicles of the SES units.

"There will be stationary posts on fire trucks, mobile walking doses, a diving and rescue post, as well as covering the main routes of pilgrims arriving to Uman by post on special rescue vehicles," he said.

We will also remind that in the period from September 23 to October 4, the units of Cherkasy garrison will carry out the service in the enhanced mode, and to solve the issues of emergency sanitation a helicopter of the SES of Ukraine in the medical variant will be involved.

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