Scopus was tasked with the challenge of providing security, in the field of public order, for what is considered as the largest aviation operation in Europe. An estimated 45,000 Jewish pilgrims were expected to transit through Kiev’s airport during the Uman period. Scopus’s plan was to provide public order for 15,000 passengers on 76 different El Al-affiliated flights within a time frame of 48 hours within Terminal B of Kiev Boryspil International Airport.To logistically support such a massive international operation, Scopus, along with its Ukrainian counterpart, provided 40 trained security personnel on site.
Moreover, given that the airline is Israeli as with the majority of the corresponding passengers being Israeli or of Jewish origin, it was subjected to a greater threat level. This risk was further heightened given the recent anti-Semitic attacks, including the destruction of a Jewish tent city by Ukrainian nationalists in the proximity of this operation, leading to the possibility of similar occurrences, including small-scale radical protests nearby the airport from which the pilgrims were departing.