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National Guard and Police to work in emergency mode due to possible provocations on Independence Day
13:39, 19 August 2016
National Guard and Police to work in emergency mode due to possible provocations on Independence Day

5 thousand law enforcement officers to secure public order

13:39, 19 August 2016

Unian

The Interior Ministry do not rule out the possibility of provocations on the Independence Day of Ukraine on August 24. That's why they already take measures to strengthen law enforcement.

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This was written by the Interior Minister adviser Zorian Shkiryak.

Specifically, all units of the National Police and the National Guard will be translated into a combat alert from August 22. 5 thousand special forces and National Guard officers to secure public order in Kyiv.

Apart from that, additional units will be in operational watch mode and may be immediately involved in the event of emergency situations.

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The soldiers of Ukrainian Army and the National Guard located on the demarcation line in the ATO zone are also "ready to immediately give a hard battle to any provocative actions of the aggressor."

National Police together with the SBU units carry out counter-terrorism activities on the country in order to "prevent and avoid any provocation on the part of the GRU and FSB and internal destructive anti-government forces."

Metal detector frames may be installed on the squares during the celebration of Independence Day.

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