ODESSA, April 18. /ITAR-TASS/. The Odessa region's Governor Vladimir Nemirovsky had set up a coordinating council for public order protection and defense and opened a hotline to enroll volunteers, the governor's press service said on Friday.
The council consists of law-enforcement and administration officials and members of public organizations, who are ready to defend the city and the region. They were to establish efficient cooperation between the civil and state sectors, the press service told reporters.
The council will coordinate work of checkpoints, guard of strategic sites and patrolling of the city and the state border. A hotline is also opened at the regional administration to enroll volunteers for the ranks of the special-purpose patrol service Storm, which is being formed here.