Ukrainian law enforcement agencies have increased their presence in the INTERPOL General Secretariat, and the negotiations are underway on the representation of the Ukrainian police in the INTERPOL Global Complex for Innovation (IGCI) in Singapore, and an increase in the number of national law enforcement officers at the European Police Office (Europol) headquartered in The Hague. This was announced by the head of the National Police Serhii Kniazev today, December 20, during a press conference on the results of the work of the agency in 2018.
According to Serhii Kniazev, the year 2018 can be called a year of active and fruitful international cooperation. In particular, the number of representatives of the Ukrainian police in the INTERPOL General Secretariat was increased from one to three officers. The negotiations are ongoing on the appointment of a National Police Representative to the IGCI in Singapore.
Meanwhile, one National Police representative began his tenure at the headquarters of Europol in The Hague. At the moment, negotiations are underway to increase the Ukrainian representation in Europol up to three policemen.
Moreover, Serhii Kniazev also informed about the participation of 24 officers of the National Police in three peacekeeping missions: Cyprus, the Republic of South Sudan and Kosovo.
The National Police chief noted that during 2018, through the INTERPOL channels, law enforcement officers identified 773 persons suspected of committing crimes.
"37 people were extradited to Ukraine, while 53 persons were extradited from Ukraine. At present, there are 2,130 people on the list of the most wanted criminals in the world who have been notified about suspicion and for whom pre-trial detention measure has been chosen", said Serhii Kniazev.
It should be noted that according to the changes made to a Government resolution, Ukraine is represented in INTERPOL by three policemen.