Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatseniuk has ordered the liquidation of the tax police operating as part of the State Fiscal Service and a full demilitarization of the fiscal agency.
"Our task is to liquidate the tax police, as I have publicly stated. The draft law on the establishment of the Financial Investigations Service is ready," he said at a conference on anti-corruption investigations in Kyiv.
According to Yatseniuk, a small unit will remain within the Fiscal Service, which will deal with obtaining evidence, while the service will be completely demilitarized.
The prime minister said that investigators for the Financial Investigations Service will be selected on a competitive basis, following the example of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau.