Rada adopts law on internal affairs agencies
Government-proposed bill No 2561 was supported on the third try by 242 MPs, according to a UNIAN correspondent.
The law stipulates that the system of internal affairs agencies consists of the following bodies: the Ministry of Internal Affairs; The National Guard; central executive bodies, whose activities are directed and coordinated by the Cabinet of Ministers through the Minister of Internal Affairs (Ukrainian National Police, the central executive body that implements the state policy in the field of protection of state borders and the protection of the sovereign rights of Ukraine in its exclusive (maritime) economic zone, the central executive body that implements the state policy in the fields of migration (immigration and emigration), including combating illegal migration, citizenship, registration of natural persons, refugees and some other categories of migrants; the central executive body, which implements the state policy in the field of civil protection, protection of population and territories from emergency situations and their prevention, emergency response, rescue, firefighting, fire and technological safety, operation of emergency services, prevention of injuries outside work, as well as hydro-meteorological activities.
The number of personnel of the internal affairs agencies is to be determined by Parliament.
It was found that the National Guard shall be a military unit with law enforcement functions within the framework of the internal affairs agencies.
According to the law, the prosecutor's office shall supervise the internal affairs agencies.
The law comes into force on the same date with the Law "On the National Police."