More than 1,000 people have already arrived in Uman for Rosh Hashanah, and another 50 flights are planned to travel there, despite warnings from Israeli and Ukrainian authorities that the war-torn nation is unsafe for the customary journey.
When the country was shut down due to COVID over the past two years, Breslover Chassidim and others had to wait for weeks at the border each time.
They fear that because of the Russian invasion this year, the nation will likewise be shut down.
However, they assert that because Uman is far from the battle, Rosh Hashanah can be safely observed there.
Once their flight lands in Moldova, travelers take a land route to Ukraine.