National Police switch to enhanced regime of work before elections

Source : 112 Ukraine

Totally, almost 72,400 police officers will be involved to provide order and security during the second tour of the elections
15:30, 17 April 2019

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The National Police of Ukraine will switch to the enhanced regime of work on April 18 before the second tour of the presidential elections as Communication Department of Police reported.

Head of the National Police Serhy Khiazev noted that the law enforcers should consider the problematic moments, which occurred during the first tour of the voting and prevent them.

“Each of them should responsibly treat the fulfillment of the tasks. Tomorrow we switch to the enhanced regime of work. I want everyone to remember that the interaction with the representatives of the public organization OPORA is one of the most important components of the democratic elections,” Kniazev emphasized.

Totally, it is planned to involve almost 72,400 police officers in the provision of the order and security during the second tour. According to Deputy Chairman of the National Police Oleksandr Fatsevych, over 50,000 police officers with guard the district and local electoral commissions and almost 11,000 law enforcers will secure the streets.

According to First Deputy Interior Minister Serhy Yarovy, the police officers have registered 976 application and messages connected with the election process since April 1. 66 criminal proceedings were opened during two weeks.

“Generally, since the beginning of the election campaign, since December 2018, 8,800 messages on the violations were sent to the police. 378 criminal proceedings were opened and 763 protocols were compiled,” Yarovy added.

The first tour of the presidential elections finished in Ukraine. After the processing of 100% of the protocols it was announced that Zelensky got 30,24% of the votes, Poroshenko has 15,95% and Tymoshenko gained 13,40%. The second tour of the elections is appointed for April 21.

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