Special tactic exercises on security during Eurovision-2017 international song contest concluded in the training center of National Guard in Novi Petrivtsi. 600 law enforcement officers and 50 vehicle unites of the National Police, National Guard, State Border Guard and State Emergency Service were used in the final phase. Trainings went under the leadership of Serhiy Yarovyi, the first deputy Minister of Internal Affairs. This was reported by the press service of Ukraine’s Internal Ministry.
Law enforcement officers practiced the tactics of actions to suppress group violations of public order, practical actions of firefighting and rescue units, exercise in Boryspil airport during the arrival of the official delegations, unblocking roads and rescuing hostages captured by potential terrorists.
According to the first deputy minister, the main aim of the exercise is to improve personnel actions and readiness to all situations that may possibly occur. International instructors are taking part in the preparations of law enforcement officers.
16 thousand officers from the National Police, National Guard, State Border Guard and State Emergency Service will be involved in ensuring law and order during Eurovision event. The personnel of law enforcement agencies will be working double time until May 14 inclusive.
The trainings on the main objects of the song contest were already conducted, cooperated units’ work has been established.
As 112 International reported, Eurovision 2017 will be taking place in Kyiv next month. Ukraine, the hosting country, will be represented by rock band O.Torvald; they are to perform 22nd, right at the final show.