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Debates day at NSC Olimpiysky in Kyiv: Stadium surrounded by police vehicles

The venue is heavily guarded; the National Guard fighters are in position, too
13:32, 19 April 2019

NSC Olimpiyskiy preparing to political debates between Petro Poroshenko and Volodymyr Zelensky
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The security measures in the area of NSC Olimpiysky stadium are clearly enhanced, as the day of presidential debates came. A lot of law enforcers gathered near the arena, guarding public order, a correspondent of 112 Ukraine reports.

Cars with law enforcers surround the stadium; the reporter counted 20 vehicles by one side of the stadium alone. The National Guard recently arrived, too.

Related: Zelensky not to show up for debates at Suspline TV

Law enforcers do not let the car owners park on the adjacent streets. Those who come to watch the debates will be let inside after 4 p.m. Special filtration points with metal detector frames are being set. All items resembling weapons will be seized.

Ploshcha Lva Tolstoho and Olimpiyska, the two stations of Kyiv underground will be temporarily closed for entry and exit on April 19. The reason is the presidential debates slated for late April 19. The press office of the underground reported that, explaining that the stations will be closed for entrance from 6 to 7 p.m. After the event is over, both will be closed for the exit.

Related: Two Kyiv metro stations to be temporarily closed due to debates in Kyiv on April 19

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