SIMFEROPOL, January 27. /ITAR-TASS/. Voluntary people’s guards are set up at local councils in Crimea to assist law enforcement bodies in maintaining public order. This was announced on Monday after the general meeting of the Association of Local Government Bodies of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and Sevastopol.
In connection with rioting in Kiev and in a number of other Ukrainian regions, the heads of local government bodies in the autonomous republic decided on actions, jointly with police, “to check mass rioting accompanied with violence and jeopardizing lives of people and property being intact and to ensure normal functioning of enterprises, institutions and organizations on the territory of the autonomous republic.”
The document adopted by the Association urges the Ukrainian president to impose the state of emergency in the country.