Poroshenko appoints Truba chief of newly created investigation agency. PHOTO

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko approved Roman Truba's appointment as director of the State Bureau of Investigation (SBI).

As reported by Censor.NET citing the presidential press office, during the meeting, Poroshenko congratulated Truba on the completion of the long-running selection procedure for the post of head of he agency so much needed for the Ukrainian legal system - the State Bureau of Investigation.

"My congratulations on this victory. This is an extremely responsible post. This is part of my reform of the prosecutor's office," Poroshenko said.

He noted that according to the Constitution, since 1996 the prosecutor's office should have been deprived of the functions of investigation. "In fact, this process of bringing the prosecutor's office to European standards have lasted 21 years," the president said.

"I am confident that you must ensure full independence of the State Bureau of Investigation," Poroshenko stressed.

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"I hope that a competitive selection of investigators will also ensure high professionalism, high transparency, high independence of this body and each investigator. So that we can assert that this is an absolutely new format of the Ukrainian law enforcement system," he added.

"I sincerely wish that this reform, which I initiated, will have a key indicator - people's confidence. For those who have committed crimes to be punished. For us not to have any political, economic or other reasons for bringing or closing the case. For these cases into the new judicial system to bring criminals to jail, and an honest person to be able to count on the fact that his rights will be protected," Poroshenko said.

In turn, the newly appointed Director of the State Bureau of Investigation emphasized: "It is a great honor and confidence for me to lead this newly established law enforcement body". He added that it was a great challenge to restore Ukrainians' trust in the law enforcement system.

"The main thing is to make Ukraine believe in the implementation of the principle of justice and inevitability of punishment. And all this can be achieved through a professional persistent work, new methods, as well as political impartiality," he said.

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As reported, the contest committee recommended Truba for the post of the SBI chief on Nov. 16.

His candidacy was supported by all nine members of the committee. Truba was picked out of 19 candidates. Both Military Prosecutor Anatolii Matios and Presidential Administration official Oleksii Horashchenkov won support of two committee members.

Truba is known as the head of a department of a private law firm. He previously occupied senior positions in the prosecutor's office for more than six years.

Truba's assets and income declaration available on the website of the National Agency for Corruption Prevention (NACP) says that he and his wife own two apartments in Kyiv, a house and a land plot in the village of Mylchytsi in the Horodok district of the Lviv region. He also owns a 2007 Toyota Avensis and keeps 84,000 hryvnia in cash.

Earlier, on Nov. 12, 2015 the parliament approved establishment of the State Bureau of Investigation.

Источник: https://censor.net.ua/en/p463680