Ukraine PM calls for stronger anti-terrorism measures at Euro 2012

10:50, April 14, 2011      

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Kiev and Warsaw must strengthen anti-terrorism measures during the Euro 2012 soccer championship, Ukrainian Prime Minister Mykola Azarov said at the meeting with Polish counterpart Donald Tusk here Wednesday.

"Security is a priority of our cooperation. We can't ignore the potential threats in light of the events taking place in the world now," Azarov said while opening a meeting of the bilateral intergovernmental commission preparing for the Euro 2012 soccer tournament.

The Ukrainian Prime Minister said law enforcement bodies and special services of two countries should cooperate more actively in this case.

Ukraine's Foreign Ministry intends to deploy 19,000 police officers to maintain public order during the tournament. In addition, more than 10,000 people will work as "Foreign Ministry agents" during the championship in Ukraine.

The Ministry has also prepared 4,000 video cameras and more than 5,000 emergency police call systems to improve fan security.

In March 2011, Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych initiated the set up of headquarters for international cooperation in ensuring security during EURO 2012. The control centers will be created on the basis of the Anti-Terrorist Center of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU).

Source: Xinhua
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