According to the head of the KGVA Sergei Popko, we are talking about security exercises that will last until December 28. This is necessary in order to ensure security for the capital and its residents.
Security exercises are being conducted on the territory of Kyiv, which involve the deployment of temporary checkpoints in different areas of the city. This was reported by the Kyiv City Military Administration (KGVA) on December 26.
In war conditions, as the head of the KGVA Sergei Popko says, the protection and safety of the capital and its inhabitants is a very important task. Accordingly, it is necessary to regularly increase the level of skills, interaction and combat effectiveness of those structures that ensure the defense of Kyiv.
“Therefore, the Group of Defense Forces and Means of the City of Kiev, in cooperation with the Kiev City Military Administration, patrol and national police and other structural units, will conduct exercises in different areas of the capital from December 25 to 28,” the statement says.
This type of exercise involves the opening of temporary roadblocks, the installation of restrictive signs and elements of engineering barriers. There is also a practice of checking vehicles, documents, checkpoint security elements, as well as certain demonstration, search and counter-sabotage activities.
The KGVA added that the training has a main task and it is to improve the system of management, organization, as well as effective interaction to ensure public safety in the event of an escalation of the situation. Certain measures will also be taken to protect civilians.
“The war has not ended. Threats to the capital and its residents still exist. And if Kiev is becoming safer every month, then this is the merit of all the structures, forces and departments that work daily to protect you! Such training must be carried out systematically, and based on the results of the regular analysis, after training, identify shortcomings and correct mistakes,” said Sergei Popko.
A few days earlier, a top officer of the Armed Forces of Ukraine said that checkpoints would allegedly appear in cities to issue summonses. Nazariy Kishak promised that the military themselves “will take up mobilization” and will try to ensure that “majors, children of pretentious figures, bloggers and everyone who comes across” receive the summons.