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Debates at Olimpiyskiy: Ukraine's Internal Ministry expects some 60,000 viewers

Source : 112 Ukraine

10,000 law enforcers will maintain order at the stadium
18:31, 17 April 2019

NSC Olimpiyskiy, Kyiv
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Ukraine’s Internal Minister Arsen Avakov supposed that 60,000 people will come to the political debates at Olimpiyskiy stadium, as he said at the briefing, broadcasted by 112 Ukraine.  

“We expect up to 60,000 people, Ukrainian citizens, who will come to list to and support their candidates. This situation is rather tense, it requires more attention to security. In this regard we realize that every headquarter has its view of the debates, we invited the representatives of the headquarters to meet today at 5 pm and make final decision,” the Minister stated.

Avakov assured that the fan-zone at the stadium will be completely used.

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“We will think how to place people safely, to provide it with frames, clear inspection. We did it many times,” he stated.

At the same time, some 10,000 law enforcers will maintain order at the stadium.

“It is a large number, as when we talked about events at the stadium, the police did not go in, as a rule. In this case we will have to work inside and outside and provide additional flows. Therefore, we gather more people just in case,” Avakov noted.

Related: 12,000 seats booked for Poroshenko-Zelensky debates as Olimpiysky stadium in Kyiv

In total, NSC Olimpiyskiy accommodates around 70,000 people.  

Presidential candidate Volodymyr Zelensky reported that free tickets for the fan zone at NSC Olimpiysky stadium are now available. Thus, some viewers will be able to watch the debates between Zelensky and the incumbent president Petro Poroshenko on the stadium for free.

Related: Presidential debates in Ukraine to cost up to USD 300,000, - Zelensky's speaker

Previously, the teams of presidential candidates Petro Poroshenko and Volodymyr Zelensky signed the agreement with the NSC Olimpiysky stadium. The deal foresees that the presidential debates would take place on the arena on April 19, said Oleg Medvedev, the speaker of Poroshenko's HQ.

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