The Government will continue to revitalize law enforcement system to protect the rights of citizens and prevent crime. This was stated by Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman during a board meeting of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine on Thursday.
"Our task is as follows: an officer of the National police must be provided with everything necessary for effective work, and must get an increased wage. This is our priority. The Government will prolong steps to improve operation of the law enforcement system in order to protect the rights of citizens and prevent committing crimes, which, unfortunately, affect our lives", he said.
The Prime Minister reminded that lately, together with Minister of Internal Affairs Arsen Avakov, they had taken a decision to increase funding for the criminal investigation department of the country – "to pay to each special agent who must effectively counteract crimes and prevent their effect".
"Our current objective is to ensure people feeling protected in the streets and in their homes", said Volodymyr Groysman.
In this regard the Head of Government stressed that the liberalization of law in respect of persons commit serious crimes had led to releasing thousands of convicts, who again commit grave crimes, such as: murder, rape, robbery.
The law enforcement system of the country must respond clearly to these challenges, said Volodymyr Groysman.
For its part, the Government considers it a priority to increase funding for special units and units to fight crime.
"Most importantly, today we have enhanced the work of the National police, relevant departments. All of us have one task – we must ensure order in the streets of Ukraine, we must cope with those challenges that exist today in the criminal world, those posing a threat to the life and health of citizens of Ukraine", urged Volodymyr Groysman.
Recent changes in the State Budget for 2016 that were developed by the Government, approved by the National Security and Defence Council of Ukraine and supported by the Parliament, envisage for an increase by almost UAH 2 billion in funding of the law enforcement system, internal affairs sector.
Relevant priorities also constitute part of the draft Budget for 2017.
"The Government will support the National police when you effectively fight crime. We will protect each police officer, each of you, if you are on the side of law and order, and protection of human rights”, stressed the Prime Minister. “We will protect you. You defend the country - we protect you. And it is the only way to return confidence."