EU Advisory Mission provides Ukraine with modern forensic equipment

19.11.2016 12:51 490

The European Union Advisory Mission (EUAM) donated cutting-edge equipment to forensic experts from Lviv and Kharkiv police.

This is reported by the EUAM press service.

"The equipment was handed over at the ceremony, which took place on November 18, at the end of five-day training programme in which crime scenes were re-created and forensic experts trained in how to use the new equipment,” the statement reads.

 The Kyiv training programme, which follows a similar exercise carried out in Lviv last week, aimed to improve the professional skills of 24 forensic experts from Ukraine’s Police Crime Scenes Investigation teams, borrowing from the latest international techniques.

Besides forensic and bullet trajectory kits, DSLR cameras and sets of UV lights, forensic experts received equipment not used in Ukraine before. For example, electrostatic dust print lifters enable experts to uncover hard-to-collect traces left on surfaces. EUAM also gave a ‘post-blast’ kit (used at the explosion scene) to students from the National Academy of Internal Affairs, which hosted and participated in the training.  The overall cost of equipment donated last week and this week is up to €70,000.

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