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Police acknowledge possibility of provocations during Eurovision in Kyiv
17:19, 5 April 2017
Police acknowledge possibility of provocations during Eurovision in Kyiv

National Police is ready to ensure law and order during the contest

17:19, 5 April 2017

Press service of the National Police

Serhiy Knyazev, the Head of Ukraine’s National Police, admits the possibility of provocations during Eurovision in Kyiv. He said this during the discussion of preparation process in terms of song contest in Ukraine, according to the press service of National Police.

Knyazev noted that law enforcement officers do not exclude that provocations may happen, as certain forces will be impeding the contest in order to discredit Ukraine before the world community.

The issues about special police’s uniform was raised, thus it would help to distinguish law enforcement officers in the crowd. The staffing of service vehicles was also discussed, it was decided to provide all necessary equipment, in particular — medical kits.

"It is not the first time for us to serve during the events of such level. National Police is ready to ensure law and order during Eurovision in Ukraine," Knyazev noted.

He also added that police will be working double-time during mass actions in the capital.

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