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PM: Gov't proposes to Parliament to set bail for corrupt officials tenfold the amount of damage caused to state
04.04.2015 | 11:09
Information and Communication Department of the Secretariat of the CMU

The Government of Ukraine will offer the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine to consider increasing the amount of bail for persons suspected of corruption - to tenfold the amount of damage caused to the state. Some categories of crimes will provide for no bail at all.

The Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk has stated this at a visiting session of the Government at the National Academy of Internal Affairs on Saturday, April 4.

Arseniy Yasenyuk has informed that the Cabinet of Ministers is to consider an issue on amendments to the Criminal Procedure legislation "with a view to prevent corrupt officials, who pulled from the state’s pocket hundreds of millions of hryvnias, from being set free on bail."

"The Government of Ukraine will offer the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine to consider increasing the amount of bail for persons suspected of corruption - to tenfold the amount of damage caused to the state. Some categories of crimes will foresee no bail," the Prime Minister has emphasized.

He has also informed that the meeting of the Government will address four bills aimed at reforming the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine, "This is a framework bill on the Internal Affairs, the National Police as well as two laws that will further regulate the activity of internal affairs bodies and the new European quality of Ukraine’s law enforcement in general."

Arseniy Yatsenyuk has congratulated the cadets of the National Academy of Internal Affairs. He has underlined that the students are the future of a new Ukrainian police to be set up by the Government: "They will head combating corruption in the country as well as protection of Ukrainian citizens from attacks on their lives and property in order to make everybody feel free and safe in our country."

At today's meeting the Government is to consider an issue on setting a UAH30.000 salary for investigators engaged in the most important cases of the Interior Ministry- "for every investigator who is investigating the most difficult, the most high-profile case."

This, according to the Head of the Government, "will enable investigators to work effectively and will enable us to uncover and combat criminal cases including corruption in the system of internal affairs."

 

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