Armed patrols and snipers will be operating in Kiev on May 9 for safety of the citizens, and police will open fire at the slightest threat to the life or health of civilians, Alexander Tereshchuk, the chief of the Kiev department of Ukraine’s Interior Ministry, said today, on May 6.
“We will bring more forces and means to the city, and increase the number of armed officers who will be patrolling in special groups,” Tereshchuk said. “At the slightest threat to the life or health of civilians, veterans - no matter who and where fought – we will respond and use weapons.”
The chief of police said the interior minister promised to provide the Kiev police with 10 armored special vehicles for the special groups to use them to prevent possible crimes. Police officers will be provided with bulletproof vests.