The president of Ukraine Victor Yushchenko issued the Decree
No. 650/2009 "About assignment of a special rank".
According to the Decree concerning execution of punishments in the Nikolaev area, to the colonel of internal service to the Nightingale to Vasily Petrovich the special rank the general - the major of internal service is appropriated to the head of department of State department of Ukraine.
In total President appropriated this rank to five colonels in Ukraine: from the Sumy, Cherkassk, Zhitomir, Nikolaev areas and Kiev.