"I made the decision to start an official investigation on the activities of the State Fiscal Service (SFS); it concerns the head of the service, deputy head - head of the tax police and deputy head - chief of customs. For the period of the investigation the government removes the management from their positions," he said.
A Commission will be created for the period of the official investigation, which will probe the facts of corruption.
"I appeal to business. Help me, and I will help you. I need specific evidence of abuse. The government will work for two weeks to establish the facts of abuse in the SFS," Yatseniuk said.
He added that the top-management of the SFS will be given an opportunity to prove its effectiveness during the internal investigation, and if this effectiveness is not proven, the government will make appropriate personnel decisions.