A European state is a state that creates conditions for the safe and comfortable living and work of its citizens. Security is the keystone,” said Oleh Bereziuk, head of the Samopomich Union faction in the parliament. However, in the Ukrainian state the bodies that are responsible for the safety of people are in decay.
Oleh Bereziuk calls the situation in the law enforcement system a crisis one, and notes, “Now it’s more trendy to catch prankers, than to look for real criminals. Today we are witnessing an obvious crisis in the law enforcement system, which acts as a destabilizing force, because instead of punishing criminals it makes them its henchmen and punishes people who fight against corruption and criminal groups that blackmail and plunder the state.”
A vivid example of the law enforcement system crisis, according to the MP, is yesterday’s brutal beating of a deputy of the Mykolayiv city council representing Samopomich, Vyacheslav Opanasenko. Today he is in an intensive care department. “He had been threatened for a week, but no one paid any attention to it,” Oleh Bereziuk resents.
He concludes, “Samopomich Union demands the Prosecutor General’s Office and the Ministry of Internal Affairs to finally get down to work, instead of servicing political and oligarchic groups in the parliament and the state. The Ministry of Internal Affairs and the General Prosecutor’s Office are the bodies that have to punish; but to punish criminals, not ordinary people.”