Ukraine's Ambassador to Germany Andriy Melnyk went to Potsdam to meet with the President of Bundespolizei (the German Federal Police). They discussed Germany’s help in the development of the national police in Ukraine, as states Ambassador on his Twitter page.
President of Bundespolizei expressed the readiness to help Ukraine in reforming the system of Ukrainian Ministry of Internal Affairs. He also invited Head of the Border Service of Ukraine to come to visit Germany this month.
The new patrol police project is an initiative designed to serve as the public face of the Ukrainian government’s reformist efforts. About 2000 people were selected to do the protective duties in Kyiv. During the trainings 34 candidates were expelled due to different reasons (low achievements, truancy, misconduct or their own will), while all the rest successfully finished up the preparation. Almost one in five policemen is woman. This is more than in USA.
Militsiya, a civilian police in Ukraine, will be liquidated in three month. Ukraine will make these changes step by step for this time. During this phase organizational and legal measures will be held, which are directly aimed at the transformation and the actual liquidation of the existing police and creating in its place a new body.