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More than 9.4 thousand law enforcement officers guarding order today in Ukraine

Source : 112 Ukraine

It is expected that more than 172 thousand citizens will take part in the events
17:18, 14 October 2018

Kyiv police

Over 9.4 thousand law enforcement officers are guarding order in Ukraine on Sunday, October 14, during the celebration of the Day of Defender in our country. This was announced by the Deputy Chairman of the National Police Olexander Fatsevych during the operational meeting, the press service of the department reports.

According to him, in general, more than 430 mass events will take place in the state today. Accordingly, the situational centers in the territory are transferred to emergency mode. The operational situation in the country is monitored continuously and around the clock.

“It is expected that more than 172 thousand citizens will take part in events throughout the country. Our task is to prevent violations of public safety and order. Particular control is established the cities of Kyiv and Lviv, where the largest number of participants is expected,” said Fatsevych.

At the same time, the safety of road users, in particular citizens arriving for a celebration, a prayer service, a patriotic march in Kyiv, is provided by patrol police and prevention police forces.

Earlier celebration participants fought with police officers in downtown in Kyiv during the celebration of the Day of Defender of Ukraine, reports RBK-Ukraine 

‘The participants of the action claimed that they agreed to meet to celebrate the Defender of Ukraine Day through Facebook. The organizer was dismissed mayor Artem Semenihin. The activist attempted to bring a tent on Maidan but the police special forces seized it. As a result, a skirmish took place at the beginning of Mykhailivs'ka St. The sides used batons and tear gas,’ reads the message. 

There is no information on casualties yet. The Police haven’t commented on the situation.  

Reportedly, Memorial Hall for the Defenders of Ukraine was opened in the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine with the participation of Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko. 

Related: Ukraine preparing to resist Russia in the Sea of Azov, - Poroshenko

Related: Poroshenko: No established church in Ukraine

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