National Bureau of Investigation, which should be separated from the PGO
bodies, will specialize in prejudicial investigation, Security Service Chairman
National Bureau of Investigation will specialize in prejudicial investigation
on especially dangerous crimes, which include corruption, without doubt",
he stated by way of commenting on creation of the National Bureau of
Investigation in Ukraine.
to the Security Service Chairman's opinion, prejudicial investigation is a
"weak point" in proving the accused guilty and in determining
punishments to persons, who committed crimes, including those accused of
situation when the same persons are engaged in operational-investigation work,
institute legal proceedings, carry out investigation and appear in courts is
absurd and anti-Constitutional, Aleksandr Turchinov is convinced. Therefore, he believes, that the
only possible way of creating the National Bureau of Investigation is to fulfill the Constitutional requirements and separate
prejudicial investigation from the PGO.
Security Service Chairman is opposed to granting operational-investigation
functions to this new body. Creation of a new body and charging it, in addition
to investigation work, with operational-investigation functions, will lead to
appearance of another police structure. It will heighten tension in the
society, weaken fighting corruption and organized crime and will compromise Ukraine in the eyes of the European
Community, Aleksandr Turchinov
As Ukrinform earlier reported, on March 1 President Viktor Yushchenko announced a decision to create the National
Bureau of Investigation. On March 15 the Head of State signed an instruction
and the relevant decree to form a working group, which will develop a concept
of the National Bureau of Investigation. People's deputies Volodymyr
Stretovych and Viktor Korol
were appointed its co-chairmen.
first time the National Bureau of Investigation was created in Ukraine in 1997. The new organization was
headed by Oleh Lytvak, who
was replaced soon by Vasyl Durdynets.
But the Verkhovna Rada
refused to adopt a resolution about financing the National Bureau of
Investigation, therefore it was disbanded.