The Interior Ministry of Ukraine will hold the additional training of the departments before the mass events in July-August as Serhy Yarove, the First Deputy Interior Minister reported.
“In July-August a lot of mass events will take place in Ukraine: the final of the 2018 Ukrainian Super Cup will be held in Odesa on July 21, the Equality March is planned for July 19 in Kryvy Rih, the procession dedicated to the Christianization of Kyiv Rus' will take place on July 27-28, the Equality March is planned for August 19 in Odesa and we prepare for the Independence Day on August 24. All these events will happen during the active phase of the tourist season and all departments of the Interior Ministry will pass the additional training during the command-staff drills for the improvement of the coordination of the personnel and readiness for all situations,” he noted.
According to Yarovy, all detachments of the National Police, National Guard, dialogue police, the bomb squad, tactical teams and dog handlers will be involved for the provision of the order.
He emphasized that the drills will take place on July 20-22 with the participation of the heads of all regional police departments and persons responsible for the preventive work; the final stage will take place on July 24 at the basis of the training center of the National Guard.
“We will simulate the most likely situations that can happen during the mass events. Our department will work out these scenarios, improve the cooperation between their own detachments and bodies of the Interior Ministry system,” he added.
In his turn, Head of the National Police Serhy Kniazev noted that the holding of the procession can be politicized and due to this he ordered the heads of the main departments of the National Police to hold the negotiations with the leaders of the church eparchies in the regions and establish the exact number of the people that will participate in the events.
As we reported the traffic will be restricted during events in celebration of 1030th anniversary of Kyiv Rus Christianization. Sacred processions and solemn prayers will be held in the capital dedicated to the celebration of 1030th anniversary of Kyiv Rus Christianization. This is why the traffic will be restricted in downtown.