Some 4,000 police to provide public order on Independence Day in Kyiv

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Aug. 23, 2012, 7:27 p.m. | Ukraine — by Interfax-Ukraine

Activists carry a giant Ukrainian National flag in Kiev on August 23, 2012 to mark National Flag Day on the eve of the 21st anniversary of Ukrainian independence.

A total of 3,770 police officers will be providing public order on the Ukrainian Independence Day in Kyiv, the Ukrainian Interior Ministry told Interfax.

"Three thousand seven hundred seventy police officers, including 950 Internal Troops servicemen, will be providing public order in Kyiv," the ministry's spokesperson said.

The city authorities have received seven applications for conducting mass events in the capital, to be attended by more than 30,000 people, the police said. Most massive events are expected to be those by the United Opposition, the Regions Party and the League of Slavic Youth, the police said.

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