Israel’s Ambassador in Kyiv Michael Brodsky spoke yesterday with the head of Ukraine’s Border Control, a diplomatic source tells The Times of Israel.
They had a positive conversation, with the Ukrainians saying they would do everything they could to ensure a smooth entry of Jewish pilgrims to Uman for the Rosh Hashanah holiday next week. They also committed to keeping borders open around the clock.
The phone call came after a conversation the day before between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.
During that conversation, says the official, Zelensky asked for 100 Israeli police officers to be sent to Uman. Though they won’t send that many, the police are meeting tomorrow to decide on a number.