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In Kramatorsk Arseniy Yatsenyuk launched the new police patrol project and took part in the celebration of the City Day
27.09.2015 | 17:03

On Saturday, September 26, in Kramatorsk, Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk together with Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine Arsen Avakov activated a new patrol police project in Kramatorsk and Slovyansk.

Arseniy Yatsenyuk stressed that day Kramatorsk was celebrating three holidays: the City Day, the Day of Machine Builder and the start of the new police service in Kramatorsk and Slovyansk.

He accentuated that, first of all, the new police would mean an enhanced security for every Kramatorsk resident, "a new attitude of the police officer to each citizen, the new principles of communication between police officers and the citizens, and the new responsibility of both an officer and a citizen".

In Kyiv and other cities of the country, stressed the Head of Government, the new police officers are young people, most of whom have higher education and experience in a completely different area, which isn’t connected to the law enforcement system: "They are the people who have really come to serve every citizen of the country."

"I really want that Kramatorsk could also demonstrate that highly professional, honest, strong, fair people apply - the people who wish to serve their nation", he stressed.

Arseniy Yatsenyuk stressed that for the new police officers in Kramatorsk and Slovyansk it will be harder to perform their duties than in Kyiv, Kharkiv, Odessa and other cities: "The front line is too close. And therefore the challenges for the police of Kramatorsk and Slovyansk require additional knowledge, training and attention".

The establishment of a new patrol police is one of the steps that change the country, he said: "A police reform is only one component. The other components, of course, the courts, the prosecutor's office, the entire law enforcement system. Including a social sector reform, reform of the budget. Those are additional social benefits which the Government has already assigned: "Step by step we are carrying out these changes."

He stressed that despite the fact that a few dozens kilometers from Kramatorsk there is a front line, “the line of military aggression of Russia against Ukraine, against everyone who is standing now in the square, against the country's future in general - we are fighting and we win: “We have not just survived – we have demonstrated to the world that we are strong".

"The same strength should be demonstrated by new Ukrainian police officers in Kramatorsk and Slovyansk. All of us constitute one country. And in this country we are the creators of our future", he added.

"We will never give up Donetsk and Luhansk, we will regain control over the entire territory of Ukraine. And Crimea is a part of Ukraine too. The time will come when we return Donetsk and Luhansk, Simferopol and Sevastopol. As this is our country, and nobody will take it away from us", stressed Arseniy Yatsenyuk.

After the festivities dedicated to the start of recruitment into the brand-new police the Prime Minister talked to young people who apply to the new patrol police and took a wander along Kramatorsk. Together with Kramatorsk residents he took part in the celebrations of the City Day.


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