This was announced by first deputy head of the National Police of Ukraine, head of Criminal Police Vadym Troian in an interview with Censor.NET.
"The law 838 "On amending the Criminal Code of Ukraine in relation to improvement of the order for setting a term of imprisonment," popularly called "Savchenko's law," came into force on Nov. 28, 2015. The law has released more than 10,000 criminals to the streets," Troian noted.
Troian said that the well-known gang of Zhuravel of the Kyiv region was released under the Savchenko law.
"This is evil. People like them will not earn money in honest way, they will not benefit for the public," Troian noted.
According to him, the law is very important, but should not be used for manipulations.
Earlier, Ukraine's Justice Minister Pavlo Petrenko said the Savchenko's law should be amended and not applied to people who had committed violent crimes, like murders, rapes, etc. This initiative, Petrenko said, could be filed in the Verkhovna Rada by either President Poroshenko or the Cabinet of Ministers.