- 24 May 2013
TOPGUARD and Special Forces of Security Service of Ukraine: anti-terrorist trainings in Kiev
It was planned special tactics anti-terrorist trainings carried out in Kiev Anti-terrorist Center at Security Service of Ukraine. As per the legend, of "terrorists" attacked simultaneously three objects in the center of Kiev: Israel Embassy as well as some objects protected by the international security company "TOPGUARD" (TOPGUARD SECURITY) – the Central Synagogue and Jewish Children School.
Aim of such trainings is to practically working out the force elements of educational anti-terrorist operation in the conditions of the city, interception of a possible terrorist act and minimization of its consequences.
The participants of the trainings included Special Forces of Security Service of Ukraine, Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine, Armed forces of Ukraine, Emergency Situations Ministry of Ukraine and the regular security guards of the TOPGUARD Company serving at these objects. Certainly, first fiddle in the trainings was played by members of Special Forces of Security Service of Ukraine; the task of all other divisions was to accurate and fast implement the instructions of the center coordination group. It wasn't difficult for "TOPGUARD" experts. It was not the first joint training – not so long ago SSU, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and "TOPGUARD" Company provided safety of EURO 2012 at Sport Stadium "Olympiysky" (Kiev). Many veterans of Special Forces "Alpha" continued their career in "TOPGUARD" Company, therefore the mutual understanding between participants during the trainings was on the highest level.
It was very pleasant to receive appreciation from members of the Anti-terrorist Center Interdepartmental Coordination Commission as well as representatives of partner foreign intelligence services.
The ambassador of Israel in Ukraine Reuven Din El during the interview told the press: "I am excited about Ukrainian Special Services work. Now we feel safe. And the broken glasses are not a problem, we’ll call the glazier".
P.s. We should note that according to mass media data, in the past mister ambassador was the officer of the Israeli Intelligence "MOSSAD" therefore he can judge on terror and anti-terror from the professional point of view.