Training was conducted at Ploshcha Lva Tolstoho station.
"According to the "legend", group of "militants" took car passengers hostage, KORD officers came to rescue them. Special forces were acting seamlessly and professionally, thus freed people were handed to the colleagues from subway police, and "terrorists" were detained," press service reports.
Canine specialists and mine clearance units were also involved in the exercise. "Explosive" was found by police dog within seconds and special robot defused it.
Andriy Kryshchenko, the Head of Kyiv police, noted that officers conducted such training in metro for the first time. He also said that it would basically be the final stage of the preparations of law enforcement bodies for Eurovision-2017.
As 112 International reported, Eurovision 2017 will be taking place in Kyiv next month. Final is scheduled for May 13. Ukraine, the hosting country, will be represented by rock band O.Torvald, which is to perform 22nd, right at the final show bypassing the semi-final stage.
16 thousand officers of National Police, National Guard, State Border Guard Service and State Emergency Service will be ensuring law and order during Eurovision-2017. Law enforcement personnel will be working double time until 14 May inclusive.
It is noteworthy that Khreshchatyk street in Kyiv will be closed off for transport from April 26 to May 18.