The Government calls on the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine to
support the proposal to raise the pay for employees of Criminal Investigation Department
and to increase liability for committing crimes against person. This was stated
by Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman during the plenary session of
the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine on Wednesday.
The Prime Minister noted that the Government had included
into the topmost list of activities an effective action to combat banditry,
robbery, rape, theft, carjack.
"Together with the Minister of Internal Affairs, Head
of the National police, we have elaborated a set of measures that will allow us
to secure efficiency of the Criminal Investigation Department of Ukraine and,
first, to pay these fellows, usual police investigators, decent wages and to
enable them to effectively perform their duties and fight against crime",
said Volodymyr Groysman.
In addition, it is crucial to raise responsibility for
robbery, theft, assault and other serious crimes. In this context, there require
changes certain laws recently adopted by the Parliament, said the Head of Government.
"I think this is a mistake that all of us must correct", he said.
"We are looking forward to the Ukrainian
Parliament to support these initiatives, and we will soon change this law, as the
one who kills, rapes, robs must be imprisoned", said the Prime Minister.