Army to patrol streets in Mykolaiv
"Armed Forces may intervene in case of crime committed at the very moment", wrote Biryukov
Army will patrol the streets of Mykolaiv region along with the police. Also, Military Service Law Enforcements may intervene in case if the crime is committed right in front of them. Adviser to the President Yuriy Biryukov wrote this on Facebook.
"There will be joint patrols: Military Sercice plus patrol police, Armed Forces may intervene in case of crime committed at the very moment", added Biryukov.
"We understand the seriousness of the crime situation in the city. We can see the consequences. We feel the danger. At the same time, we recognize the fact that the shortage of personnel in the police prevents full investigation of the most high-profile cases. This criminal situation does not suit anyone, because the 10% disclosure prosecutions is not a guarantee of peace on the city streets", Mykolaiv official Volodymyr Kyrylenko said.
"We are initiating an appeal to all the military authorities with a request for the involvement of military duty in the streets. We will ask to take Mykolaiv region and the city under special control", he stressed.
Recall that police shot dead the detainee in the Mykolaiv region at night of August 24. The conflict occurred between a taxi driver and a 32-year-old Alexander Zuckerman. The police arrived at the scene and arrested Zuckerman. Eyewitnesses said that during the arrest, law enforcement officers began to beat a man who was handcuffed, and Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko later reported that the detainee was also shot dead. As a result, 32-year-old man died. Doctors found that he died as a result of a gunshot wound. Six policemen are detained now. The tragedy has caused a major stir and led to mass discontent of local residents.
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