Vyhivsky becomes new Kyiv police chief

Ukrainian Interior Minister Denys Monastyrsky has introduced Police Colonel Ivan Vyhivsky as the new head of the main directorate of the National Police in Kyiv, the Interior Ministry's press service has reported.

Prior to that, Vyhivsky headed Poltava regional police, the report said.

In particular, Monastyrsky said he expected the new Kyiv police chief to pay more attention to ensuring public safety, especially ahead of the 30th anniversary of Ukraine's independence.

"This is the first challenge that awaits you and all of us. And now you personally, Ivan Mykhailovych, will be responsible for the organization of this holiday," Monastyrsky said.

In addition, he said that the issue of combating the crimes that citizens complain about the most should be a priority for the new leadership.

"It's a matter of robbery, theft of vehicles. We in the parliament, together with the leadership of the National Police of Ukraine, managed to adopt a number of legislative acts to combat vehicle theft. Now we would like these laws to be clearly implemented in practice," Monastyrsky said.

The minister also thanked former Kyiv police chief Andriy Kryshchenko for more than five years of work and expressed hope that the best traditions and principles of the Kyiv police would be passed to the new leadership.

For his part, Vyhivsky expressed gratitude for the opportunity to head such a large police unit.

"Kyiv is, in fact, the heart of our state. All regions must be at the same level with the capital. There will be a lot of work. The fight against organized crime and security on the streets of the capital remain a priority. Together with the staff, we will coordinate our actions to continue to create a safe environment for Kyiv residents and guests of the city," he said.

Vyhivsky said that the tasks set by the state leadership would be fulfilled as much as possible.

Kryshchenko thanked the leadership of the Interior Ministry, the National Police and his colleagues for their work done over the past five years.

Kryshchenko said on August 11 that he had submitted a resignation letter and that it was accepted on August 10. He had been in office since December 15, 2015.

Photo credit: Nikolay Anatskyi

UkrInform

Ukraine and world news. Ukrinform brings the latest news, daily news, political news, business news, social news, cultural news, sports news, international news

https://www.ukrinform.net/

Related news
Tucker: Why does no one in Washington consider this a crisis.

Tucker: Why does no one in Washington consider this a crisis.

Fox News host slams Mark Milley over his alleged collaboration with China on 'Tucker Carlson Tonight' #FoxNews #Tucker Subscribe to Fox News! Watch more Fox News Video: Watch Fox News Channel Live: FOX News Channel (FNC) is a 24-hour all-encompass...

NBC News NOW Full Broadcast – September 15, 2021

NBC News NOW Full Broadcast – September 15, 2021

During her opening statement, Olympian Simone Biles becomes emotional while testifying on the FBI’s mishandling of Larry Nassar’s sexual abuse allegations, saying, “I blame Larry Nassar and I also blame an entire system that enabled and perpetrate...

SpaceX launches 1st private flight to space

SpaceX launches 1st private flight to space

Elon Musk’s SpaceX launch is the company’s first chartered passenger flight and marks a big step in space tourism.

WATCH: SpaceX Launch First All-civilian Inspiration4 Crew Into Orbit.

WATCH: SpaceX Launch First All-civilian Inspiration4 Crew Into Orbit.

SpaceX successfully launched the first all-civilian crew into orbit where they’ll spend 3 days aboard a Crew Dragon capsule. » Subscribe to NBC News: » Watch more NBC video: NBC News Digital is a collection of innovative and powerful news brands t...

FDA remains neutral in stance on COVID-19 booster shots.

FDA remains neutral in stance on COVID-19 booster shots.

The FDA is not yet taking a definitive stance on whether or not booster shots are needed to help protect people from coronavirus infections. A key advisory committee is set to meet to discuss authorizing an extra dose of Pfizer's vaccine in the co...

1 2

Hannity: A nonpartisan commission needs to immediately investigate this.

Hannity: A nonpartisan commission needs to immediately investigate this.

‘Hannity’ host warns there is no middle ground in accusations, if true America faces ‘a constitutional crisis of the highest order.’ #FoxNews #Hannity Subscribe to Fox News! Watch more Fox News Video: Watch Fox News Channel Live: FOX News Channel ...