Internal Minister Arsen Avakov announced that he does not see threats to Eurovision event, but sees enough fools from Russian Federation who will try to stir the situation during the contest. Avakov said this in a commentary.
"We are preparing properly, the way it should be. I think the Eurovision will be bright. Believe that nothing else will happen. We don’t see any threats in Odesa, Kyiv or any other locality in Ukraine. But we see enough fools from the Russian Federation who think that they can stir the situation. We will not let that happen both in forceful and preventive way if needed," Avakov noted.
As 112 International reported, Eurovision 2017 will be taking place in Kyiv next month. Final is scheduled for May 13. Ukraine, the hosting country, will be represented by rock band O.Torvald, which is to perform 22nd, right at the final show bypassing the semi-final stage.
16 thousand officers of National Police, National Guard, State Border Guard Service and State Emergency Service will be ensuring law and order during Eurovision-2017. Law enforcement personnel will be working double time until 14 May inclusive.