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Russia said to warn Israel it can’t guarantee safety of pilgrims in Ukraine’s Uman

Jews pray at the gravesite of Rabbi Nachman of Breslov, in the city of Uman, in central Ukraine, January 26, 2022. (Yossi Zeliger/Flash90)
Jews pray at the gravesite of Rabbi Nachman of Breslov, in the city of Uman, in central Ukraine, January 26, 2022. (Yossi Zeliger/Flash90)

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov told Israel’s envoy to Moscow during a recent meeting that Russia cannot guarantee the safety of Jewish pilgrims visiting Ukraine’s Uman for Rosh Hashanah, Channel 12 news reports.

According to the network, Bogdanov told Ambassador Alexander Ben Zvi that Israel needs to prevent any of its citizens from traveling to the Ukrainian city for the Jewish new year.

The report also says Bogdanov asked for Israel to hand over control of the Alexander Courtyard, a church property in Jerusalem’s Old City that Moscow has long sought.

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