Hundreds of Hasidic Jews on pilgrimage for the Jewish New Year have caused problems on Ukraine's border, as they attempt to enter the country despite its coronavirus lockdown.
Every Jewish New Year, tens of thousands of Hasidic Jews make the pilgrimage to the Ukrainian town of Uman.
They go there to visit the grave of Rabbi Nachman of Breslov, who revived the Hasidic movement and died in 1810.
But this year Ukraine imposed a ban on the entry of foreigners from late August until late September due to the health crisis.
It said the ban was partly in response to a plea from Israel, where many of the pilgrims come from, to limit the event, for fear it would become a hotspot for infections.
The Belarusian border guard service said there were more than 700 people in the group blocking the border, including 40 children under the age of 12.
The Rabbi Nachman Foundation issued a statement, saying it had asked Ukrainian officials to allow the pilgrims to come.