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Sumy region: SBU conducts planned anti-terrorist drills

Staff of Anti-terrorist Centre and Coordination Group of Anti-terrorist Centre of SBU office in Sumy region conducted the planned special, tactical and anti-terrorist drills. Trainings were carried out with assistance of Defense Threat Reduction Agency.

The representatives of regional SBU units, the State Border Guard Service, the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the State Emergency Service, the National Guard, the State Special Communication Service, the Police, the regional and local authorities participated in the training, which was carried out in Konotop and Konotop region. Specialists of the Nuclear Safety and Guarantees Directorate and the State Eastern Nuclear and Radiation Inspectorate also took part in the training.

According to the training legend, the notional terrorists used railway transport to smuggle the spent nuclear fuel to the territory of Ukraine from the neighbouring country (to create a so-called “dirty bomb” and to carry out a terrorist attack).

 Further, at the station of Konotop Directorate of the South-West Railway, notional terrorists were trying to capture a special-purpose train, which, according to the training conditions, was supposed to transport the spent nuclear fuel.

By virtue of coordinated and professional actions of the law enforcers, notional terrorists were detected and detained, and the consequences of terrorist attack were liquidated.

The Coordination Group of Anti-terrorist Centre analyzed each stage of the trainings, noted the high level of training of all involved units concerning the tasks of preventing and combating terrorist threats and sabotages, particularly, in conditions of sophisticated radiation situation.


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Zhydkov Dmytro Mykhailovych
Shevchenko Daniil Borysovych
Yatsenko Viktor Viacheslavovych

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