On the occasion of celebration of the Constitution Day
of Ukraine (June 28, 2015) the state awards were received by more than 50
officers of the law-enforcement bodies that defended the sovereignty and
territorial integrity of Ukraine in the east of the country.
awards, head of the MIA stressed that the Constitution is now a symbol and a
basis of freedom of the Ukrainian people.
celebrate this national holiday in a difficult situation of war in which
law-enforcement bodies appeared on the cutting edge" – Arsen Avakov
In accordance with
the Decree of the President of Ukraine, Minister of Internal Affairs presented
state awards to 21 police officers, including
fighters of the special police units "Svityaz", "Chernihiv"
and "Kiev-2". Also awards were received by 29 fighters of various
units of the National Guard of Ukraine.
recipients of awards – local police inspectors, detectives and staff of special
police units, as well as representatives of all military specialties from
snipers and scouts to medical privates; there is even a range finder and a
In addition, Arsen
Avakov congratulated two employees of the MIA that were awarded the titles of
Honored Actor of Ukraine and Honored Physician of Ukraine.
Speaking at the
award ceremony, which took place on June 26, Arsen Avakov noted that not all
awarded fighters of the MIA and the National Guard received their decorations
today. Many people now are serving on the front line. The Minister stressed that in three months
staff of the MIA must change uniforms and it should be a transition not only to
a new uniform of police, but also to a new quality of its work.
According to the
head of MIA all existing special police units will be replaced by the KORD
(Corps of Prompt Immediate Action), modeled after the American
reform of the MIA envisages introduction of more strict system of hierarchy of
units of the National Guard of Ukraine with appropriate levels of their equipment
reform has to rely on each of you. Everyone must do his/her little step. If I
can rely on somebody in implementing this reform then first of all on you: on
war heroes, on those who won respect not for their words, but for their deeds",
– Arsen Avakov emphasized.