3,500 law enforcers to maintain order at Ukraine-Croatia match

3,500 law enforcers to maintain order at Ukraine-Croatia match

About 3,500 law enforcement officers, including 1,500 National Guard servicemen, will maintain security and public order during a World Cup qualifier between Ukraine and Croatia on October 9, the press service of the Ukrainian Interior Ministry has reported. 

First Deputy Interior Minister Serhiy Yarovy stated this at a meeting with Croatia's Ambassador to Ukraine Tomislav Vidosevic on October 5. 

"For our part, we promise that Ukrainian law enforcement officers will do all in their power to ensure security during a match between the national teams of Ukraine and Croatia. Tomorrow [on October 6] we will have a meeting where we will agree on all our actions, together with our units - the police, the National Guard, and border guards. About 3,500 law enforcement officers will provide public security during a football match between Ukraine and Croatia," Yarovy said.

He said that Ukrainian law enforcement officers were conducting explanatory campaign among football fans and expressed hope that the Croatian side would also take the same measures.

"We must take preventive measures so as to avoid clashes at the stadium," Yarovy said.

He also recalled that a delegation of Croatian law enforcement officers would arrive in Kyiv for proper interaction between the law enforcement agencies of Ukraine and Croatia.


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