"Warning! This night, a possible terrorist attack was prevented in Kulykove Pole area. While patrolling the area and conducting counter-terror measures, the police found a backpack with explosives. ... They found an F-1 grenade, and RGD-2 B grenade, an imitation patron, electric detonators, ignitions, a battery, and a TNT block," he wrote.
Shkiriak stressed that units of the National Police, the SBU, the National Guard are working to prevent any provocations during the Labor Day holiday in Ukraine. In Odesa, the security measures have been enhanced due to events scheduled between May 2 and 9.
He called on Odesa residents and city guests to be receptive to activities of law enforcers that are aimed at the security of the citizens. The units of the Interior Ministry are ready to face all challenges and will not allow destabilization or escalation.
"If attempts to threaten territorial integrity or the lives of civilians are made, we will resort to all means as stipulated by the Law and the Constitution of Ukraine," Shkiriak said.