The Financial Investigation Service should be established in Ukraine no later than 2017, Minister of Finance Oleksandr Danyliuk said in his interview with Focus magazine.
”In order to eliminate the tax police and set up the financial investigation service, a special law should be adopted. We sought to get the new service operating as early as this year but most likely it will happen in 2017,” he said.
According to Danyliuk, the most important issue in the process of creating a new service is quality staff.
”Some of the tax police officers will probably remain, but the backbone will entirely consist of new people, which will be chosen in a transparent competition. And it will not be some 1,500 people who work in several bodies to combat financial crimes but it would be a 2,500-strong force. And most importantly, that this service will be not so much about enforcement but primarily about analytics,” he said.