The Government fully backs the abolition of economic function of law
enforcement agencies, which is the interaction and pressure on Ukrainian
entrepreneurs by security-service agents .This was
announced by Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman during A Question Time for the Government.
"We fully support cancellation of the functions of the Security
Service of Ukraine, the Prosecutor’s General Office of Ukraine and other law
enforcement agencies, which encapsulate exerting pressure on business. The
economic function of the law-enforcement agencies is the thing of the past. I will
fully defend this position", the Prime Minister stated.
The Head of Government emphasized positive dynamic in reducing pressure
"Honest legal business will be protected, as well as security
officers who eradicate "grey" schemes and money-laundering centers.
But there are cases in which law enforcement officers put pressure on business
by conducting groundless inspections. Such cases will be severely punished. I
consider such actions of law enforcement as inadmissible", the Head of
At the end of 2017, with the constitutional majority a government bill
Mask Show Stop aimed to limit abuses on business was passed. It had been
drafted jointly by the Ministry of Justice, the Ministry of Internal Affairs,
the Secretariat of the Cabinet of Ministers, the Office of the Business
Ombudsman and other agencies.
Key innovations of the document are the inadmissibility and invalidity
of the evidence obtained during the execution of a search decision avoiding
video and audio recording. Similarly, the evidence obtained during a search
when advocate was not allowed is considered invalid.
In March 2018, a special commission was set up to meet the requirements
of this law. The commission included representatives of the business community
in the first place.