moving away from Parliament’s and political parties’ political influence on the
national security and law enforcement. A
National police is becoming an independent law enforcement agency that is dependent
not of phone calls and votes in the Parliament, but only of codes, laws,
conscience and responsibility," Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk emphasized at a
session at the National Academy of Internal Affairs, presenting government
bills on reform of the Interior Ministry, on Saturday, April 4.
Arseniy Yatsenyuk stressed that after the adoption of the proposed by
the Government bills aimed at reforming the Ministry of Internal Affairs' "Minister
as a political figure will deal with the definition of policy of the Ministry, while
the head of the National police, directors of relevant departments will serve
the law, not a political party and political force that appointed either a
He stressed that a
draft law on amendments to the Criminal Procedure Code developed by the
Government provides a tenfold increase in bail from damage caused to the state for
certain categories of offenses.
As to the other
categories of crimes, Arseniy Yatsenyuk
underlined that it was provided "the abolition of such an institution as bail."
particular, this applies Article 191 of the CPC (misappropriation, embezzlement
or taking it through abuse of office), and as to civil servants of 1-4
He called on the
Parliament to pass the bill, noting that the Government and Parliament have "a
common opinion" on the issue.
taking a big step in real reform of the former Soviet system of militsiya and the transition to a European Ukrainian police
- in terms of content, form and meaning," the Prime Minister emphasized. "We
ask the MPs to support our joint efforts aimed at reforming the law enforcement
system," he said
Arseniy Yatsenyuk addressed those present at the meeting cadets of
the National Academy of Internal Affairs: "We are all representing the
executive power and Parliament, commit ourselves to the new Ukrainian police. We shall be proud of each of you. You
shall be a model of a new Ukraine, which meets European standards, protects its
citizen and takes care of every police officer who serves the people of Ukraine."