President Turchynov replaces law enforcement in Eastern Ukraine

2014/04/29 • News

Turchynov

Address of Acting President of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov to the nation

Dear fellow citizens

Events in the East of our country have demonstrated the inaction, helplessness, and sometimes the criminal betrayal of members of our law enforcement agencies in the Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts.

This is one of the main reasons for the low effectiveness and lack of results of Ukrainian law enforcement in the struggle against terrorism.

This is hard to admit, but it is true. The vast majority of law enforcement officials in the East are not capable of fulfilling their obligations to protect our citizens.

In Donetsk and Luhansk, new heads of the SBU (Security Service) have already been designated. The leadership of the special force “Alpha” has been completely replaced.

I am also demanding that the Minister of the Interior dismiss heads of the oblast departments of the Ministry of the Interior in the Luhansk and Donetsk oblasts. All the representatives of the police structures in place who are incapable of performing their professional duties will be dismissed. These so-called “law enforcement” members who betrayed Ukraine and began cooperating with terrorists will be responsible before the law.

The situation in the Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts has shown that we have no other choice than to carry out a complete renewal of the police and the Security Service in the East of the country. Those units that surrendered to terrorists without resistance are incapable of protecting the lives and safety of people and to take effective measures to prevent the terrorist threat. They must be completely replaced.

In order to form new and effective units of the Ministry of Interior and the Security Service, we need the help of Ukrainian patriots, especially those who live in the East of Ukraine. This concerns primarily the Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts.

The country needs this decision from you in order to restore the safety of citizens and to take effective steps to stop the terrorist threat. It is this action that will allow us to protect our country at this difficult time.

In the central offices of the Interior Ministry and the Security Service we have installed “hot lines” for registration by volunteers, especially those who have experience in law enforcement and in the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

If the current security forces are incapable of operating in these regions, then we need to replace them to ensure that the duty to protect law and order is carried out.
I believe that together we can protect our country!

Ukrainian text: http://www.president.gov.ua/news/30320.html
Translated by Anna Mostovych

Tags: , ,

  • Pingback: 29 april Folkomröstning utlyst den 11 maj i östra Ukraina | Oroande utveckling()

  • Tom

    This is my translation of the situation about Ukrainians

    Світ втратив дар мови від захвату . Героїчна українська армія не дасть спровокувати і героїчний холоднокровність і колективної досвідчений безпристрасне обличчя , сміливий , але спокійно подивився як агресора поступово ще стійко зайняли територію , яка була конституційно зобов’язаний захищати. Але це ще не закінчена. Як годинник пройшли і дні конфлікту , найвищі будівлі і приміщення українського уряду в Криму частіше почали розмахувати російськими прапорами. Вони все ще в тому , що його безприкладний героїзм зберігалася так сміливо , що наші захисники Вестерплатте або прокату їх Wizna у своїх могилах з почуттям невимовної збентеження і сорому. Їх співвітчизники принижували , осквернили українські національні символи , hańbiono свої національні кольори , і вони все ще відповів незрівнянний стоїчно , що постійно спускатися в історії світ свідчать про жертовність і героїзму українського суспільства та його армії. Ескалація легендарного українського героїзму , незважаючи на минулі тижні , триває. Сьогодні , Європа і весь світ , затамувавши подих , коли послідовні патріотичні Вершники української армії зброї дати загарбникам , взяти громадянство члена агресора і масово вступити в ряди російської армії , доступ до його казарми , баз , портів і судів. Путін втратив дар мови від страху. Чи є країна, що має такий сучасний Leonidasami або Raginisami не повинні збагатити відразу стати членом НАТО? Чи є міжнародне співтовариство не повинні платити , щоб захищати права цієї великої нації , щоб державності тривав протягом століть? Переконайте , що вони , коли вони відчувають силу і той факт , що хтось сильніший стоячи поряд з ними і захищає їх з бравадою почнеться враження опіку села , хутора і селища . Захищає непомітно і надійно , щоб бічні напрямні висміювати початок ворожих новонароджених , пили їх матерів і батьків їх перший wyłupią очі і геніталії убитих з ножами. Їх героїзм збільшується в прямій залежності від сили обкладинці ззовні , яку вони отримують , і гарантує повну безкарність. Я вірю в захисті завоювань демократії в силу ніяка інша нація не не дають нам так багато чудових волонтерів та табірних охоронців , які охороняють вежі буде в дуже сучасним обладнанням реабілітаційних для перетворення ворогів цивілізації прогресу європейських цінностей. Світ не знає і донині , як героїчної армії. Світ падає на коліна перед української нації , яка в черговий раз довів свою силу і непохитну прагнення до свободи ” .

  • Pingback: President Turchynov announces the replacement of law enforcement personnel in Donetsk and Luhansk and calls for volunteers. | Roman in Ukraine()

  • mikeakostelny

    President Turchynov has hit the proverbial nail on the head. There is no other alternative except to replace the incompetent and corrupt Berkut and their pro-Russian followers throughout Ukraine with people who are loyal to Ukraine and its people. To be born as a Ukrainian means nothing unless you love Ukraine and are true to the land you were born in. Any dog in the street can mate with a bitch in heat and have puppies but it takes a real man to be a true father to his children. It takes a real Ukrainian to stand up for his country and to be willing to fight and die if need be in order that Ukraine may be free. But where will we find this sort of man? Certainly, not in the cesspools of the Russian mafia working for the Yanukovych gangsters! Ukraine stands alone. Ukraine must learn one lesson if it learns nothing else–and that is: That unless Ukrainian men serve their country and defend their country, V.V. Putin will push through the borders of Ukraine, capture mainland Ukraine as he did the Crimea, and then force all Ukrainian men to kill West Europeans in combat or be shot in the back as was the Mayor of Kharkiv, Hennadiy Kernes. Russian soldiers are not men. They hide behind children and women as human shields. These are gutter rats–and in that sense perhaps Hitler was right: they show the bad side of the Slavic peoples: barbaric, uncivilized, and wholly devoid of human decency. Ukrainian men and especially Ukrainian women, on the other hand, are truly beautiful people–when they are not corrupted by the Russian mafia now pervasive throughout Ukraine, like a cancer or trojan virus, pretending to be ‘Slavic brothers’ when they would trade their own mother down the river for a pack of cigarettes or a bottle of vodka, it seems. It does not take much to make cowards and bullies run into the woods and hide when they are faced with the truly fighting spirit of the Ukrainian military might. Russia’s military has not been paid for over two years. Many of the fighting men in Russia remain in the military as mercenaries because they have no other place to go (and because they too will be shot in the back if they attempt to desert their crack-pot leader, V.V. Putin). In a similar vein, Putin himself is in the same predicament. He is riding the back of the proverbial ‘Tiger’: he dare not dismount lest the tiger devour him–so he plays this cat and mouse game with the nerves of the entire world watching and wondering–will he or won’t he choose to invade the rest of Ukraine?! He has already invaded Ukraine (through the Crimea). He intends (as is obvious to even a simpleton!) to invade the rest of Ukraine. He is only biding his time for the right moment, the moment when he can stir up enough dust in Ukraine and then complain that he cannot see, that he must send in (however reluctantly?!) his military troops to take over Ukraine to save it from itself?! A twisted form of logic, yes?! but it is Putin logic and that is all the Kremlin cares about. These people are like worms living in a jar of sauerkraut: they think all the world is only sauerkraut. And so they are totally babbled by the purity and simplicity and forthright honesty of the Maidan movement. They imagine to themselves that it cannot be the will of the people. These ruffian Russians who know little or nothing about Democracy (and call their form of Government a “shit-ocracy’–as translated from the Russian) cannot grasp why America and the rest of the free world are willing to fight and even die for the rule of law and respect for human life (in lieu of Putin’s dictatorial rules). Putin thinks he can force his will on the free peoples of Ukraine and Europe but he fails to see that even children know better. For did not Aesop teach in his simplest fables that in the contest between the wind and the sun (to see who could persuade the old man to remove his overcoat), it was only when the sun turned on its warmest rays that the old man voluntarily took off his coat, despite the extreme forcefulness of the wind?! Tsk! Tsk! It seems that Putin even failed in kindergarten! Or to quote Putin’s second language, Putin will soon become ‘kaput’! He too will be replaced (in time) along with all of these corrupt pro-Russian Berkut militia who have betrayed their own country ‘with a kiss upon the cheek’ for 30 pieces of silver!