Friday, July 31, 2009

President urges investigation of resonant criminal cases

President Victor Yushchenko held a meeting with leadership of law enforcement agencies - the Prosecutor General Oleksandr Medvedko, Chairman of the Security Service Valentyn Nalyvaichenko and Minister of Internal Affairs Yuriy Lutsenko.

At the beginning of the meeting the President stressed that he would like to hear reports from the representatives of law enforcement bodies on the topics that have today the most resonance in the. "Obviously, we are talking about international public opinion too", said Victor Yushchenko, noting that primarily he means the case of Georgiy Gongadze. The President expressed assurance that today thanks to the work of the SBU the Attorney General's Office has a witness who provides information that would allow "to end this story shameful Ukraine".

Another case demanding urgent investigation Victor Yushchenko called the murder of Valeriy Oliynyk and detention of former deputy Viktor Lozynski. "This man should be arrested and submitted to the Attorney General's Office to provide evidence", said Victor Yushchenko and called on the Minister of Internal Affairs to urgently arrest Lozynski if the Minister has any information on the criminal's whereabouts.

Also President Yushchenko drew attention of those present to the case of death of a teenager at the Lviv region lake. Unfortunately, noted Victor Yushchenko, one of the suspects in the case is a high rank policeman. He urged the law enforcement bodies' leadership to conduct an objective investigation of the case. "I am concerned about the efficiency because there are people who make politics out of these situations, try to raise their ratings and conduct PR-campaigns" - said Victor Yushchenko.