proposed by the Government on the Interior Ministry’s reform alters the
philosophy of reform. Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk has appealed to
the Parliament to adopt these bills, "in order to change the system, not
just change the names." He
has stated this at a visiting session of the Government at the National Academy
of Internal Affairs on Saturday, April 4.
Arseniy Yatsenyuk has stressed that the Government of Ukraine began
an all-out staff cleansing, "Dozens of criminal cases have been commenced.
The senior management have been suspended, including of public bodies that are at
the level of ministries and central executive authorities. Some have been already
However, the main
issue, according to him, - "that for 20 years the corrupt system has
become a well-organized mafia": "This is the mafia that has its
representatives in courts, prosecutor’s office, Security Service of Ukraine,
Interior Ministry, the authorities, in the Cabinet of Ministers, Administration
of the President, the Parliament. And
the decisions on staff changes would not allow decapitate this hydra."
reason why we gathered today in order to make the system solution that changes
whole corrupt system, built, imbedded in concrete and well-functioning, which protects
itself. Encroachment on this system means
that it becomes more integrated and begins to attack those who are struggling
against it. That
is why it must be destroyed, it must be broken, and new high-quality
transparent standards must be set," Arseniy Yatsenyuk has emphasized.
circumstances the appointment of another person in the current coordinate
system means only one thing – he/she will able to sustain maximum six months. Then he/she becomes like his/her
predecessors," he added.
the Interior Ministry reform proposed by the Government changes the philosophy
of reform, "Reform is not the name’s change. Reform means changing the system,
approaches and mechanism of functioning and responsibility, including legal
Minister has appealed to the MPs of Ukraine to adopt these bills by proposing,
if necessary, "their additional vision" - "in order to change
the system, not just change the names."
Arseniy Yatsenyuk has also stressed that in the framework of the
reform of road inspection he welcomes the decision of Interior Minister Arsen Avakov regarding the
dismissal of the head of traffic police of Ukraine.