Today, on August 21, in the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine the meeting at which results of activity of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine in 2009 were considered took place. The President of Ukraine Victor Yushchenko took part in this meeting also.
During meeting the President of Ukraine Victor Yushchenko emphasized that the militia is apolitical institute. He noted: militiamen have to remain out of policy, certainly, and during presidential election campaign.
"You apolitical institute. I would like to emphasize: that gain which we have today - that for five years the militia isn't politized - at us has to remain and during presidential election in January, 2010", - the President told, having emphasized that it is a question of a principled stand. "Any propaganda, any assistance in carrying out election campaign - from the point of view of support of this or that candidate, political force", - V. Yushchenko emphasized, having noted that it concerns both the Ministry of Internal Affairs, and the State Offices of Public Prosecutor, and SBU. "Your purpose - to provide legality. This my prevention for all militiamen. You society" wants to see such, - V. Yushchenko told.
"I would like that through the work you showed professionalism, patriotism and, certainly, efficiency", - were told by the President of Ukraine, addressing to participants of meeting.
In turn, the Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine Yury Lutsenko assured that the Ministry of Internal Affairs guarantees providing a law and order during election campaign during presidential elections.
"We guarantee tranquillity during propaganda campaign and during all electoral process", - Yu. Lutsenko told.
The Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine assured that the Ministry of Internal Affairs during election campaign remains out of policy.
"I guarantee that the Ministry of Internal Affairs remains out of policy. Any chief of regional management won't stand on the party of any of political forces", - he told.
The minister also noted that the Ministry of Internal Affairs will make responsible guilty for all elicited facts of falsification of elections or propaganda violation of the rules during election campaign.
We will note that among those who took part in this meeting there was also a chief of Regional Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine in the Nikolaev area militia colonel Vladimir Uvarov.
The head of state as a whole gave appreciation to level of the cooperation adjusted between the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the Prosecutor General's Office and SBU in recent years. "I welcome the begun dialogue and I want that it proceeded", - V. Yushchenko told, having expressed conviction that further increase of coordination of work of militiamen "can seriously improve investigations, operational work, etc.".
Addressing to heads of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the State Office of Public Prosecutor, SBU and the Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council, the Head of state asked them to prepare materials for carrying out the first meeting of coordination council on the matter, offers on invited to this action, its subject.
In the performance the President separately noted situation improvement with formation of objective statistics on work of law enforcement agencies. "It not your work - to fight against figures, your work - to fight against crimes", - V. Yushchenko told participants of meeting. He added that a point of honor of militiamen for today is work which will return them trust of society. In this context the President emphasized that it "in every possible way supports those who shows the honest reporting". "I warn - be not amused with statistics", - V. Yushchenko told.
Having heard reports of heads of law enforcement agencies, the Head of the states also positively noted the reduction of a crime rate recorded for 7 months of the current year "This tendency will be welcomed in every possible way and the President and, is convinced, people", - he told.
The head of state separately raised the question of need of increase of efficiency of fight against corruption and bribery in authorities, law-enforcement structures, etc.
He suggested militiamen of different departments to carry out in the next 30 days board on the matter. He added that, certainly, similar actions have to take place also in other public authorities. In V. Yushchenko's this context I noted importance of obtaining full and objective information from the Ministry of Internal Affairs, GPU, SBU about violations of the law by these or those employees the matters could be heard at meeting of National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine.
The head of state separately paid attention of heads of law enforcement agencies that finishing of affairs of corrupt officials and bribe takers before logical end has to be a subject of their professional honor. "I am convinced if we find a mode of joint coordination on this subject, including, with judicial system, we will receive other situation", - V. Yushchenko told. "Your greatest support - people. This is your best partner. In the opinion of people you have to be heroes who are capable to protect the rights of people and the law", - he told. The president emphasized that the question of fight against corruption and bribery has to become the first on the agenda meeting of coordination council concerning effective cooperation of militiamen.
The head of state also separately noted positive tendencies in GAI work. It is a question, in particular, of essential reduction of number of the road accidents which were lost on roads. Certainly, the President noted, in this subject there are more many unresolved questions, however it is possible to say that for today "quality of work" is considerably changed.
The president urged militiamen to go further on the way of effective reforming of law-enforcement system.
V. Yushchenko also especially noted importance of improvement of personnel policy in law-enforcement system.