"The law is out for signature. I believe that the president will come to a decision over its approval within limits of his constitutional powers in the near future," Presidential Administration of Ukraine Deputy Head Oleksii Filatov said at a briefing in Kyiv on Monday, Censor.NET reports citing Interfax-Ukraine.
As reported earlier, Verkhovna Rada Chairman Volodymyr Hroisman signed a law "On the National Police" (No 2822) and submitted it for the president's approval July 15.
The law "On the National Police" was adopted by the Verkhovna Rada July 2.
The law will enter into force three months after the date following the day of its publication, with the exception of certain provisions. This law will come into force on the day of its publication with regard to the detachments of the patrol police in Kyiv. The law will come into force August 20, 2015 with regard to the police in Odesa and Lviv.
The patrol police started operating on the streets of Kyiv July 4.
In late July, Petro Poroshenko stated that there are items in the Law on the National Police adopted by the Verkhovna Rada that were unacceptable for him. "There are things that I am not comfortable with and I will set them forth in my proposals to the parliament. The National Police should be depoliticized," he said.
According to him, the police must be protected from any influence of any political power.
"But choosing between vetoing the law, or approving it yet giving the green light to the reform of police, which I personally have invested great efforts in along with Minister Avakov, Eka Zguladze who I invited to Ukraine, who I granted Ukrainian citizenship," the president said.
He expressed confidence that the law should be approved. "And it will be signed in the near future and the police will have strong legal support, the legal basis for their activity to continue reforms," Poroshenko said.