With the participation of the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy, Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal and the Head of the Office of the President Andrii Yermak, the new Head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs was introduced to the staff. On July 16, the Verkhovna Rada supported the appointment of Denys Monastyrskyy to the relevant position.
The President of Ukraine stressed that as a citizen of Ukraine he wants to trust law enforcement agencies and be proud of every law enforcement officer.
"Trust and respect - that's what I want. I would like all our children to trust the Ukrainian police. Because true heroes and knights of peace are among you. It is very important for us all to be proud of our National Police, our law enforcement agencies. It seems to me that this is the most important task for the new Minister of the Interior. And this task is not from the President or the government, it is a task from a citizen of Ukraine," the President said.
During the event, the Prime Minister presented Denys Monastyrskyy with a certificate of the Minister and noted that the new head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs faces important tasks.
"Being a member of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine is not only a great honor but also a great responsibility. The Ministry of Internal Affairs is responsible for order, for the reliable protection of our citizens both within the state and from external aggression. Denys Monastyrskyy has been for two years the Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Law Enforcement. Therefore, I am confident that his experience will contribute to the successful work of the Ministry," said the Head of Government.
The newly appointed Minister of Internal Affairs Denys Monastyrskyy named the priorities of activity. Among them, in particular, strengthening the fight against organized crime, improving road safety, increasing confidence in the National Police.