Two thousand members of a new patrol in Kiev’s police force took their oaths of office in a ceremony attended top Ukrainian politicians and US ambassador Geoffrey Pyatt. They also sported uniforms and cars that quickly caught with social media users.

President Petro Poroshenko came to address the new force which he sees as a symbol of his country’s reforms.

“You will risk your health and even life, but the danger is not where bullets are flying, it’s where banknotes are rustling,” the president said at the ceremony, as the officers lined up in the square.

Police officers attend an oath-taking ceremony, which started up the work of a new police patrol service, part of the Interior Ministry reform initiated by Ukrainian authorities, in Kiev, Ukraine, July 4, 2015. (Reuters / Valentyn Ogirenko)

Two thousand members of a new patrol in Kiev’s police force took their oaths of office in a ceremony attended top Ukrainian politicians and US ambassador Geoffrey Pyatt. They also sported uniforms and cars that quickly caught with social media users.

President Petro Poroshenko came to address the new force which he sees as a symbol of his country’s reforms.

Kiev’s mayor, Vitaly Klitscho, then took the stage and unexpectedly donned a service cap. Footage caught Poroshenko and Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk standing behind him giggling, as the former boxing champ addressed the crowd.

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