Zakharchenko pledges harsh response to lawbreakers

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Jan. 18, 2014, 4:11 p.m. | Ukraine — by Interfax-Ukraine

Interior Minister Vitaliy Zakharchenko
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 Violations will be met by the Interior Ministry with a harsh response under the current legislation of Ukraine. Interior Minister Vitaliy Zakharchenko delivered this message at the meeting of the board of the ministry.

The ministry is interested in a constructive dialogue with all who want peace and tranquility in the country. “However, each offense will be met by our side harshly according with the law,” Zakharchenko stated.

Moreover, board members pointed to several areas of the MIA’s work that are important for Ukrainian society.In particular, they discussed the need to consolidate the efforts of law enforcement agencies and the community in combating drug crime, corruption and illegal encroachments on the state budget, as well as to strengthen the role of district militia officers in preventing crime.

Zakharchenko added that the main priority for the current year is the reform of the department.

“Once again I want to express my deep gratitude to the militia, the servicemen of internal troops for their dedication and professional attitude to their duties,“ concluded Zaharchenko .

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