On August 6, the Kyiv Scientific Research Institute of Forensic Expertise of the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine held a meeting with the Engineering Training Group on countering explosive threats.
The event was attended by representatives of the Kyiv Scientific Research Institute of Forensic Expertise, the Joint Task Force of the Armed Forces of Canada, the National Police of Ukraine, the Security Service of Ukraine, the Ministry of Defence of Ukraine and the National Guard of Ukraine.
Oleksandr Ruvin, Director of the Kyiv Scientific Research Institute of Forensic Expertise informed about the practice of performing forensic examinations, in particular, explosives, as well as the competence of the Institute’s forensic experts, the existing laboratory and instrumental base, software, methods and other topical issues.
It was also discussed the following issues:
- Sapper training program and the concept of establishing a coordination center for engineering support following the model of the North Atlantic Alliance (NATO);
- Creation of a unified system of information transfer (reporting) between all organizations and structures of the security forces of Ukraine to counteract the circulation of improvised explosive devices;
- Recommendations for counteracting explosion threats;
- General information management.
After the completion of the main working part of the meeting, representatives of the Canadian Engineering Training Group Joint Task Force visited the expert laboratories of the Institute, as well as the Institute’s Museum, where they were acquainted with the history of the development of Ukrainian forensic examination.