Live from Ukraine 214th day of war in Ukraine ONLINE 06:12 Locals welcome Ukrainian soldiers. 06:08 More than 260,000 men have fled Russia since Wednesday’s announcement of partial mobilization. Citing a source close to the Kremlin, who cites statistics from the FSB secret service, the opposition newspaper Novaya Gazeta wrote this today. According to the newspaper, the representatives of the security forces and the power ministries propose to close the borders. On Wednesday, President Vladimir Putin ordered a partial mobilization in the country, which should concern about 300,000 people with previous military experience. Opposition to the mobilization has sparked limited protests in many Russian cities and regions, clashes between anti-conscription demonstrators and the police also broke out in southern Russia’s Dagestan yesterday. Tens of thousands of Jewish pilgrims came to the city of Uman despite the war Tens of thousands of Hasidic Jews gathered in the Ukrainian city of Uman on Sunday for their annual pilgrimage, despite being asked by the authorities to skip the trip due to the ongoing war this year. Every year, Hasidic Jewish pilgrims from all over the world come to Uman to visit the tomb of one of the main figures of Hasidic Judaism, Ukrainian Rabbi Nachman of Braclav, on Rosh Hashanah – the Jewish New Year. Nachman, the founder of the ultra-orthodox Jewish movement, died in the city of Uman in 1810. He promised to “save the faithful from hell” if they came to visit his grave on Rosh Hashanah. Uman is located in central Ukraine and is relatively far from the front lines, but both Ukrainian and Israeli authorities have urged worshipers to think twice about participating in the celebrations of the holiday, which takes place from September 25 to 27. Police have created a security zone around the tomb and are checking the identity cards of the pilgrims, who are only men and boys. They devote themselves to intense prayers in and around the tomb. For fear of Russian attacks, the police will not release the exact number of pilgrims until the end of the festive event. Uman has been hit by rockets several times since the beginning of the invasion. The non-governmental organization United Jewish Community of Ukraine said that more than 23,000 pilgrims came to Uman.