The Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine doesn't intend to allocate a large number of police officers for protection of presidential candidates during their trips within election campaign. The Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine Yury Lutsenko told about it today on a press - conferences in Donetsk.
"On their my intuition (candidates for president - not less than four tens will be an edition). And for me as for the minister of the Ministry of Internal Affairs it is a disturbing signal because arrival of each of them as the protected person will distract rather big resource. I can report that during arrival of persons protected by the law to areas each time" distracts from 500 to 1200 employees of militia, - Yu. Lutsenko told.
He noted that at present such protected persons three - the president, the prime minister - the minister and the head of the Verkhovna Rada.
"Other persons are, but they, thank God, don't go on the cities. As soon as them is a large number and Gosorkhrana's Management will demand from us the strengthened protection of everyone, of course, it will be difficult. I consider that we have to expose on protection so much, how many to us it allows an operational situation. Because protection of persons who dream to receive Monomakh's cap, isn't more important, than protection of streets, houses, safety of the Ukrainian citizens", - were told by the minister.
According to Lutsenko, he put the task "allocate for protection of candidates for president it is so much, how many we will be able-divisions "Golden eagle", an operational reserve of militia, but not to tear off neither the district police officer, nor the investigator, neither criminal investigation department, nor those who fights economic crime".
"We will be carefully, in large quantities to protect only the highest officials of the state. All other hunters of the power, from my point of view, has to protect the Ukrainian people, and we will stand apart and if something happens at once we will help", - the minister of the Ministry of Internal Affairs summarized.