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 Ministry of Internal Affairs Fired Nearly 17,000 Law Enforcement Officers for Violating the Law - Deputy Minister. VIDEO

To date the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine dismissed nearly 17,000 law enforcement officers who have violated the oath of allegiance to the Ukrainian people.

This was stated by Deputy Minister and Chief of Staff of the Internal Affairs of Ukraine Serhii Chebotar, Censor.NET reports citing the press service of the Ministry.

The Deputy Minister stated that the law enforcement agency is confronting policemen who betrayed the oath, particularly through being involved in corruption schemes, drug trafficking, and other offenses.



"We are doing everything in order to ensure that people who do not abide the law will not work in the police. There can be no compromise with them. Recently we dismissed a number of policemen who were involved in corruption schemes in the Khmelnytskyi and Kherson regions. In the Chernihiv and Kharkiv regions law enforcement officers were involved in drug trafficking schemes. In the Ternopil region there was a policeman who tried to get almost 40 thousand hryvnias for closing criminal proceedings. All officers were dismissed from their positions," Chebotar said.

He also noted that now the Ministry of Internal Affairs is introducing a system of personnel inspection, fighting corruption, and a system that will allow to perform the tasks posed by the country's leadership.

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