Victor Yushchenko has met with leaders of Ukraine’s law enforcement agencies and military units, according to the President`s press-office.
Prosecutor General Oleksandr Medvedko, Defense Minister Anatoly Hrytsenko, Interior Minister Mykhailo Korniyenko (acting), Security Service Chief Valentyn Nalyvaichenko (acting), Border Service Chief Mykola Lytvyn, Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Serhiy Kyrychenko, Interior Forces Commander Oleksandr Kikhtenko, Intelligence Service Chief Oleksandr Halaka, External Intelligence Service Chief Mykola Malomuzh, and State Guard Chief Petro Plyuta were present at the meeting, as well as Secretariat Chief of Staff Viktor Baloha, Security Council Secretary Vitaly Haiduk, Head of the Secretariat Law Enforcement Office Valeriy Halatey and Head of the Security and Defense Policy Office Mykhailo Yursa.
The President demanded that they work hard to preserve law and order in the country and ensure the enforcement and implementation of his decree disbanding parliament.
“Do not waste your time. The President signed the decree. I expect you to implement it.
This is your function. You have to demonstrate to 48 million of Ukrainian citizens that there is law in Ukraine and that their fundamental right to vote will be observed,” he said, adding that the country’s law enforcement agencies, particularly the Prosecutor General’s Office, must immediately react to any violation of laws by those defying the dissolution order.
He asked them to make sure that their institutions work publicly and inform their colleagues and society about their regular meetings with him.
Yushchenko described the situation in the country as “stable and under control.”
“At the same time, I would like to hear about your effective measures to maintain stability in the country,” he said