The operators will train to protect strategically important objects and borders. According to the authority, "the goal is to improve the interaction level in terms of countering possible terrorist and saboteur threats", the SBU said.
The report also said that during the drills, objects of critical infrsatructure, such as facilities of power and transport systems will remain under enhanced protection. The training conditions are close to the real-combat conditions; however, rights and freedoms of citizens in respective areas are observed.
At that, the SBU warned that transport traffic and freedom of movement for pedestrians could be restricted during the period of drills. Pedestrians and drivers may be required to show their IDs for identification or let law enforcers search their cars.
On April 14, large-scale counter-terrorism drills commenced in Kharkiv region, northeastern Ukraine. These will last until the end of May.
The enhanced training mode in the SBU and other law enforcement agencies is due to the intensive build-up of the Russian forces on the border with Ukraine.