The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)

Helping improve police response in eastern Ukraine

As part of the PRAVO Police Programme, €600,000 worth of equipment was delivered to the National Police of Ukraine.

“In crime and emergency response situations, community police are often first at the scene and so must be appropriately equipped to perform their critical duties,” said Fran O’Grady, UNOPS Senior Programme Manager.

The equipment – including 3 prefabricated checkpoint modules, 10 police pick-up cars, more than 1,100 first aid kits and 700 fire extinguishers – will improve police response times, make it easier to serve hard-to-reach locations, improve working conditions for police officers and ensure the safety of local communities. 

“Today’s sizable donations will make it easier for citizens to have access to quality and timely [...] services in Donetsk region, especially in rural areas," said Fredrik Wesslau, Acting Head European Union Advisory Mission Ukraine. 

With the support of our international partners, we are enhancing the police's capacity to provide professional, effective and timely support to the people of the Donetsk region.

Artem Kysko - Acting Head of the National Police in Donetsk region

A state-of-the-art portable explosive ordnance scanner, which was also procured as part of the project, will enable the identification and containment of explosive threats when inspecting vehicles, cargo, packages and bags.

The PRAVO Police programme is implemented by UNOPS, in close coordination with the European Union Advisory Mission to Ukraine, with funding from the European Union.

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