Paskal’s appointment to the post of Deputy Head of the National Police is a blow to the police reform. This was stated by a member of the “Samopomich” faction, the Chairman of the Committee on Preventing and Combating Corruption, Yehor Soboliev.
“This decision, authorized by the Minister of Internal Affairs and suggested by the new Chairwoman of the National Police is a terrible blow to the idea of creation of new police,” said the MP.
“There is no need to explain who Paskal is. This is a person who served Yanukovych and Zakharchenko, who carried out terrible special missions during Maidan, who headed the Ministry of Internal Affairs’ Criminal Investigation Department. We saw this person at the steps of the Verkhovna Rada on August 31; he ordered the National Guard to throw bombs back at the protestors. He was sparking the conflict,” said Soboliev.
The “Samopomich” Union faction asks the Parliament to immediately summon the Minister of Internal Affairs to explain such the way of formation of the new police. It also addresses the Chairwoman of the police, Khatia Dekanoidze, requesting to revoke the decision.