A special unit of the Odessa police "Storm", which was created instead of the disbanded "Berkut", was sent to the Donbass to participate in the military operation of the Ukrainian military, reports ITAR-TASS referring to the head of the regional department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs Ivan Katerinchuk.
"Storm" went to the east of the country. They specially trained to take part in the fighting there, ”said Katerinchuk.
He also noted that now in the east of Ukraine there are no other units of the Odessa police, but in the near future 850 militiamen will go there, including not only fighters of internal troops and special forces, but also operatives, investigators and traffic police officers.
“These missions, according to police authorities, will strengthen law enforcement. However, the law enforcement officers themselves are not delighted with the order of the authorities, and many of them resign to avoid being sent to war, ”local media reported.
The Storm special unit was created to protect public order in the spring of 2014. According to representatives of the regional department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, it consisted of volunteers no older than 35 years with experience in the armed forces of Ukraine and without a criminal past.
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