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 Grand ceremony on National Police Day in Ukraine. LIVE

A grand ceremony on the occasion of the National Police Day in Ukraine has started on Sofiiska Square in Kyiv.

The festivities are attended by President Petro Poroshenko, Censor.NET reports.



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On July 2, 2015, the National Police of Ukraine was officially established. It was on this day that the Verkhovna Rada adopted the law on its creation. The first stage of the Interior Ministry reform was the introduction of the patrol police, which became a "showcase" of reforms in the main law enforcement agency of Ukraine. The first city to meet the new police was Kyiv. July 4, 2,000 patrol officers sworn allegiance to the Ukrainian people. By the end of fall of that year, the patrol police started operating in Lviv, Odessa, Kharkiv, Uzhhorod and Mukachevo.
 
 
 
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