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Arsen Avakov - We have to reform MIA in such a way that will not undermine the balance in Ukrainian law-enforcement system (PHOTOS)
23.05.2015 | 11:47

On May 22, 2015, Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine Mr.Arsen Avakov met with representatives of the Committee on the Honouring of Obligations and Commitments by Member States of the Council of Europe (Monitoring Committee).  The meeting participants discussed implementation of reforms in Ukrainian law-enforcement system and cooperation of MIA with CoE.

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Mr.Arsen Avakov informed members of the PACE delegation of progress made in reforming Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine.  He also mentioned that on May 21, 2015, Verkhovna Rada (Ukrainian parliament) approved in the first reading three draft laws.

"We have very complicated situation in our country now. A war is going on. We have to make any changes in such a way that will not undermine the balance in Ukrainian law-enforcement system.  Yesterday at the session of Verkhovna Rada three draft laws were approved in the first reading. These draft laws are very important for implementation of reforms in internal affairs bodies. I mean the draft laws "On National Police", "On Internal Affairs Bodies" and "On Amendment Some Ukrainian Legislative Acts Concerning Improvement of Regulatory Framework for Road Safety".  The Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine will gradually transform itself into the law-enforcement agency in European style" - stated Mr.Arsen Avakov. 

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PACE representatives stressed that police reform is the most important reform in Ukraine. Despite everything police must always be a model of guardian of law and state.

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Besides, during the meeting parties discussed events in the East of Ukraine, participation of law-enforcement officers in the Anti-terrorist operation (ATO) and measures to be taken to ensure maintenance of public order, safety and security in the territories which are close to the battle line.

Press-service of MIA-Ukraine

 

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