September 23, in the framework of his working trip to Poltava, Prime Minister
of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk
along with Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine Arsen
Avakov kicked off recruitment to a new patrol police
Arseniy Yatsenyuk noted that for the first hour after the
recruitment advertisement 520 Poltava’s citizens applied for joining a new
police. The contest selection across the country makes up about 20 people for a
position. The salaries of the new police officers in Poltava will be the same
as in Kyiv and other cities – 8,000 to 10,000 hryvnias.
He informed that
patrol police officers are scheduled to start their work in the streets of
Poltava in February-March next year. The Head of the Government asked the
Minister of Internal Affairs to speed up this process, if possible.
Arseniy Yatsenyuk also said that on Saturday, September 26, he and
the Interior Minister will launch recruitment to a new police in Kharkiv.
He recalled the
words of Liudmyla Shevchenko, a patrol police officer
from Kyiv, who, referring to Poltava citizens, said about the necessity of
faith in themselves and the possibility of changes:
"I want to appeal to everyone who came to submit your application, or just
observe recruitment to a new police. Changes imply a bilateral process. If you
want changes, then let’s do them. The same way as do these young people who
have completely changed their lives. Someone was a trade representative,
someone a hairdresser, someone worked at a storehouse. But they said to
themselves, "We will start to study, pass tests, obtain the officer's
rank, status of patrol police officer, we will protect the country, receive a
decent wage and the most important thing is to get respect from Ukrainian citizens."
"We have to
applaud to such people as she is. It is how the country is being built. The
same way will be built a new police in the city of Poltava," said the
Arseniy Yatsenyuk addressed Poltava’s citizens: "Let’s come,
submit your application and undergo training. And we are looking forward to new
police officers on the streets of Poltava."