President wants tax police dissolved
"It's a job for white-collared nerds rather than brawny guys wearing masks."
President Petro Poroshenko wants tax police to be dismissed.
"We have been discussing the tax police for years. A few years ago, they would talk about the pressure that the sanitary service and firefighters put on business, environmentalists, you name it... There were three untouchable agencies, however: the SBU, police and tax militia," the president said at a meeting of the Regional Development Council on Monday, 20 March.
"It is about time to put an end to it. My direct political will is that this agency, tax militia, needs to be eliminated. It is not a job for brawny guys wearing masks, but for white-collar nerds doing analytical work," Poroshenko stressed.
The president said he was ready to submit to the Verkhovna Rada a bill on the creation of a new Financial Investigation Service to replace the tax police.