Thousands of Jewish pilgrims stuck at Belarus-Ukraine border

More than 2,000 Hasidic Jewish pilgrims gathered at the closed Ukraine-Belarus border on Wednesday. The incident led to standoffs with border guards and stoked tensions between the two countries.

Ukrainian authorities on Wednesday accused their Belarusian counterparts of giving the pilgrims false hope. They had “believed rumors” about entering Ukraine despite strict coronavirus travel restrictions, according to Kyiv.

Tens of thousands of Hasidic Jews head to the central Ukrainian town of…

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