On September 25, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine approved the resignation of Serhiy Kniazev from the position of the head of the National Police of Ukraine. Police General of the third rank Ihor Klymenko, who previously was a Deputy Head of the National Police, became the new head of the National Police of Ukraine. The press service of the Interior Ministry of Ukraine reported this.
As it was reported, Klymenko said he would continue to implement the reforms, which are planned for from the moment of creation of the National Police. At the same time, he will pay attention to solving the problems that worry Ukrainian citizens the most.
“The task number one is to improve the system of reacting to the reports on crimes and rights violations. Another direction of work is crime prevention on the streets and improving the effectiveness of ensuring safety on the roads,” Ihor Klymenko said.
The newly-appointed head of the National Police will continue to work on fighting domestic violence and drug trafficking. The police will also work on closer cooperation with local communities and usage of IT components in the agency.
Ihor Klymenko has been serving in the internal affairs bodies since 1998. In 2014 he participated in the Anti-Terrorist Operation in Donbas.
“I decided to resign. I just returned passing the resignation letter to the minister. I believe that it is the step of the head of police of the European state. The time has come,” Knyazev said.