The news reports this morning that Russia is "invading" Ukraine are quite blown out of proportion. If Russia invades somewhere, then it's a lot more powerful than 1,000 soldiers and a few tanks.
Quite a few people have been asking me if it's safe to travel to Uman this Rosh Hashana, especially since the US State Department issued a Ukraine Travel Warning earlier this month. If you read the warning, it's only talking about the Eastern Ukraine hotspots near the Russian border, which are mout than 400 kilometers away from Uman, which is in Central Ukraine.
If that's not enough, I asked Rav Shalom Arush if it's safe to travel to Uman for Rosh Hashana this year. He smiled, and answered that the entire conflict is the Evil Inclination's ploy to keep people away from Rebbe Nachman's Rosh Hashana in Uman. The Rav promised that it is certainly safe, so go ahead and make your arrangements