Chief of the National Police Serhiy Kniazev says the terror threat level will be increased in Kyiv from May 21 until the end of the UEFA Champions League final.
"From today and until the end of the events, we have an increased level of terrorist threat. Bomb disposal technicians in all regions must promptly and timely transmit information if any suspicious items are found," the press service of the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA) of Ukraine quoted Kniazev as saying.
In turn, First Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs Serhiy Yarovy said that the MIA units would be on high alert until the end of the UEFA Champions League final.
"A total of 26 air checkpoints and those of 51 highways and 53 railway routes will be involved. About 1,000 border guards and 100 service dogs will be employed at the checkpoints. Some 11,000 fans will arrive at Boryspil International Airport. About 15,000 people are expected to arrive by car," he said.
Yarovy also says that not only heads of regional units, but also the entire staff bear responsibility for the security at the event.