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 Terror threat grows in Ukraine with increased activity of subversive groups – Defense Minister

The threat of terrorist acts in Ukraine is growing.

This was stated today by Defense Minister Stepan Poltorak during a conference call, Censor.NET reports citing LigaBusinessInform.

"Unfortunately, the terrorist threat is growing, the activity of subversive groups is increasing," he said, adding that 25 facilities with an increased risk of terrorist attacks are under control of the Ministry of Defense. "Work is underway to strengthen their protection," Poltorak said.

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According to the minister, the most likely targets of terrorist attacks and sabotages under the Defense Ministry supervision are arsenals, bases, depots of weapons, equipment, ammunition and missiles.

In his turn, Interior Minister Arsen Avakov said that law enforcement officers took over the protection of more than three thousand infrastructure facilities. This involves over 10,000 policemen and national guardsmen.

"3,300 infrastructure facilities vulnerable to terrorist attacks have been identified; their protection involves a daily average of 10,000 law enforcement officers. On average there will be 2,800 car patrolmen, 3,400 foot patrolmen, and over 100 dogs working on the streets of towns and cities," he said, according to Ukrainian News.

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In addition, Avakov reported on involving the armed forces in policing the cities.

The Interior Ministry is planning to attract 20,000 officers to patrolling the streets during May festivities, Avakov said.

According to him, the most intensive policing will take place in Odesa, Kharkiv, Dnipropetrovsk, Zaporizhia and Kyiv.

Avakov stressed that the Interior Ministry in cooperation with the Security Service is fully prepared to maintain order in these territories and other regions controlled by the Ukrainian authorities.


 
 
 
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