"We are going to continue to get the EU
representatives involved in the process of reforming MIA in order to transform
it in the modern agency serving Ukrainian population. To exchange experience
with our neighboring European countries MIA proposed to invite policemen from
Poland, Slovakia and Baltic countries to train Ukrainian patrolmen. We shall
invite as many specialists as possible" - declared Deputy Minister of
During more then half a year consultants from the EU
mission in Ukraine collaborate with MIA. They participated in development of
the Concept paper on immediate measures to reform Ministry of Internal Affairs
To remind, on October 22, 2014, the Ukrainian
government approved the Concept and Strategy of reforming MIA. Besides, the
government approved a draft law which provides for possibility of dismantling
such units of MIA as: GUBOP (Main Department on Combating Organized Crimes),
transport and veterinary police.
Over period of last ten months representatives of MIA
held some 380 meetings with their foreign colleagues and consultants. MIA
collaborates permanently with law-enforcement agencies of USA, Canada, Israel
and EU member states.
During the briefing Mr.Tihran Avakian also presented
new Ukrainian foreign biometric passports.
"These biometric passports satisfy all modern
requirements of EU member states. We have already printed and registered three
hundred thousand forms of such biometric passports. It means that many people
have already received or will receive soon foreign passports of new type"
said Deputy Minister of Internal affairs.
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