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.
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.
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.
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.
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