The president stressed that while holding the position of first deputy head of the security service, Yakymenko proved that he was a responsible employee. Yanukovych also thanked Ihor Kalinin for his work as SBU chief, according to the presidential press service.
The head of state added that Kalinin as a presidential adviser will coordinate cooperation between the presidential administration, the National Security and Defense Council, law enforcement agencies and the Defense Ministry of Ukraine.
Yanukovych said that the implementation of various reforms would continue in Ukraine in 2013. A number of important steps will be taken in the law enforcement system, he said.