President of Ukraine

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The President emphasized that in 2016, the Security Service prevented 10 terrorist attacks, detained 56 participants of terrorists and subversive-reconnaissance groups, revealed 15 attempts to plant explosives, caught 46 persons involved in the international terrorists and extremist organizations, 15 of them internationally-wanted by INTERPOL.

“It stipulates the provision of certain functions of the Security Service of Ukraine not specific for classical special services to the other law enforcement bodies. For example, the investigation of certain white-collar crimes and crimes committed by organized criminal groups will be the responsibility of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau, the State Bureau of Investigation and the National Police of Ukraine,” Petro Poroshenko noted during festivities on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the Security Service of Ukraine.

President Petro Poroshenko highlighted the importance of solving resonant crimes recently committed in Ukraine: murder of journalist Pavlo Sheremeta, murder of ex-deputy of the State Duma of Russia Denys Voronenkov and emergency at the storage site of ammunition located in the area of Balakliia, Kharkiv region.

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko had a phone conversation with President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko. The parties discussed the course and prospects of developing bilateral relations.

President Petro Poroshenko held a meeting with security officials regarding the murder of former deputy of the Russian State Duma and currently citizen of Ukraine Denys Voronenkov.

President Petro Poroshenko instructed Heads of regional and Kyiv CSA to take urgent measures to help the residents of Balakliia district, Kharkiv region affected by the fire in the missile and artillery weaponry storage facilities.

“I’ve made a decision to ensure state guard for the Head of the High Council of Justice at least for the period of contest. This is the position of the President who must ensure independence in the formation of the Supreme Court,” the Head of State noted. He added that he expects resolute actions from the investigators, prosecutors and police who must conduct a proper investigation into the attack on Ihor Benedysiuk and provide information to the public.

At the meeting of the Judicial Reform Council, President Petro Poroshenko signed the draft law on amendments to the “Commercial Procedural Code of Ukraine, Civil Procedural Code of Ukraine, Administrative Court Procedure Code of Ukraine and other legislative acts” and determined it as urgent for consideration by the Parliament. The draft law was elaborated by the Judicial Reform Council.

“We must exchange opinions on the present situation in the country and in the world, given the respective reaction of the International Monetary Fund and European Commission. I think it would be useful to hold respective consultations,” Petro Poroshenko said.

President Petro Poroshenko is confident that Ukraine demonstrates a positive development in all directions of reforms: increase of minimum salary and its influence on business and budget, restoration of bank crediting, decentralization, development of road infrastructure, healthcare reform and changes in secondary education.