According to Andriy Kryshchenko, the head of the National Police Kyiv department, the police are serious about providing the necessary security measures during the LGBTQ Pride that will take place on June 12.
Kyiv should demonstrate the ability to promote safety during the important events, like the forthcoming Eurovision-2017 song contest. According to Kryshchenko, the most important is the possibility to express opinions and thoughts.
He emphasized that they are going to bring in severe safety precautions, and in case of any violations, the police actions are going to be tough. Police representatives have already met with members of the upcoming pride and their opponents.
Kryshchenko also mentioned that they are in search of threats to LGBTQ-pride members.