: :inin Kyiv (EET)

Ukraine Launches Western-style Police Force


The first 2,000 recruits of a new Ukrainian police force fanned throughout the capital Kyiv over the weekend, intended by the government as a visible sign of its commitment to shake off a deep-rooted culture of corruption in public institutions.

Trained by U.S. and Canadian forces, and given less militaristic uniforms and the name ‘Politsiya’ to mark a break with the old, Soviet-style ‘Militsiya’, the young officers pledged to forsake the bribes associated with their job.

President Petro Poroshenko told the force, which will first patrol big towns and then be deployed across the country, that it was their task not only …read more

Source: Voice of America

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