In the morning of February 16, law enforcement officers introduced extraordinary security measures in the center of Kyiv, QHA correspondent reports from the scene.
Thus, one of the exits from the metro station "Khreshchatyk" on the Institutska Street was blocked. Metal detectors installed in the city center, about 60 people in military uniform patrol the streets. Some passers are searched for the presence of cold weapons and explosives.
Earlier, QHA reported that Security Service Chief of Staff Aleksandr Tkachuk at the briefing said Russia will try to take advantage of the memorable events in Kyiv, dedicated to the anniversary of the shootings of activists on Maidan, to carry out provocation in the form of clashes and riots. According to him, three events to be held in Kyiv from 18 to 22 of February have the signs of violent actions directly from the Russian Federation.