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Head of the National Police in Kyiv, Andriy Kryshchenko has said two armed men were detained in Kyiv downtown amid the unification council of the Ukrainian Orthodox churches.

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"We have detained two people: one had a big knife, another one had nunchucks. We took them to the local police station and will find out the reason why they came to such an event with such very dangerous items," he told Pryamiy TV Channel.

However, according to Kryshchenko, other believers who came to the St. Sophia Square on the occasion of the unification council are quite calm and understand enhanced security measures and metal detectors.

He also said the law enforcement agencies had been working in enhanced mode for several days.