Volunteers who have joined
the Ministry of Internal Affairs constitute
the basis Ukraine’s police rapid response unit should be formed on, as
well as special purpose subdivisions of the National Guard
of Ukraine, stressed Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk
on Tuesday, October 20, during a meeting of the Board
of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine summoned to
tackle readiness of the internal affairs’
agencies to ensure law and order during the local
The Prime Minister noted that the new National
Police is the new face of Ukrainian law-enforcement system and "a
new attitude of law enforcement agencies to the citizens of Ukraine".
He reminded that the new police
had already commenced service in a number of
cities. Other cities have announced an
enrolment process to join the police: "We have to continue
this process. It should reach
every city, village and township. Including through forming of local
inspectors, who should
represent the National Police
in remote parts of the country and protect the citizens of Ukraine serving for the good
of the Ukrainian people".
The Prime Minister stressed the need to continue upgrading
the National Guard and forming
of the police rapid response unit.
The establishment of Ukrainian KORD special police force
and further retrofitting of the National Guard "should
primarily base on strong people that we have," said
the Head of Government.
appealed to the leadership of the special battalions: "The
volunteers who have joined the MIA should become
the basis for KORD and relevant special subdivisions of the National
Guard of Ukraine".
"You were fighting, your experience is precious for
the country and each of you is needed to the Ukrainian
people", he said.
wants to serve in the National Police and passes
the tests will be hired - there’ll be a place for
everyone," he emphasized, noting that this applies both to MIA
special battalion representatives and current police
officers: "But an essential thing is to understand that
the new Ukrainian police follows completely different
standards, has another attitude towards citizens and a
different liability to the country."
"The citizens believe the new
police. And that trust is costly. One should not
just preserve it, but support it with the
daily hard work," said Arseniy Yatsenyuk.