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 National Police to be off-limits to reinstated militia officers, - Minister Avakov

Interior Minister Arsen Avakov claims that former militia officers reinstated through courts will not work in the National Police.

He said it, commenting on the statement of former members of assessment commissions about turning the recertification process into a dog-and-pony show, Сensor.NET reports citing lb.ua.

"There is no need to think that everything is lost and the sacked militia officers, who failed to enroll in the new police, get reinstated through courts. I assure you, the percentage of people who get reinstated through courts is very low. And these people will not work in the new National Police. As for the drawbacks of our courts and legal loopholes... Well, it won't last forever," Avakov said.

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National Police Chief Khatia Dekanoidze, in turn, stressed that the current recertification is only the first stage of purification of the Interior Ministry.

"No one had any illusions that we would cleanse the ranks of the National Police from indecent officers. This is the first stage, and we will do our best to make the assessment process fair and constant," she said.

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As previously reported, on May 11, 2015, the recertification of senior police staff kicked off in five regions. Following its results, 80 percent of senior personnel and 70 percent of middle rank staff got dismissed in Kyiv. According to Interior Minister Arsen Avakov, 25-30 percent of senior officers and about 12-15 percent of middle and low rank staff fail to pass the recertification throughout the country.
 
 
 
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