Zelensky introduced a bill on the reform of the SBU

Зеленский внес законопроект о реформе СБУ

The President of Ukraine Vladimir Zelensky introduced to the Verkhovna Rada a bill which provides for the reform of the security Service of Ukraine, reports Ukrainian Pravda.

Bill number 3196 “On amendments to the Law of Ukraine” About security Service of Ukraine “concerning improvement of organizational and legal basis of activities of security Service of Ukraine” was registered on March 10

The draft law envisages to present the new edition of the Law of Ukraine “About security Service of Ukraine” and to amend several legislative acts of Ukraine concerning activities of the security Service of Ukraine, in particular the criminal code, the Criminal procedure code of Ukraine, Civil procedural code of Ukraine, laws “On national security of Ukraine”, “On operative-search activity”,” On counterintelligence activities”, “On military duty and military service” and others.

The document needs to change the legal regulation of the activities of the security Service of Ukraine.

In particular, the bill provides for the consolidation of the content of the key concepts that characterize the sphere of state security and a clear definition of the objectives of the security Service of Ukraine and its functions and powers.

The document also aims at optimization of the organizational building of the security Service of Ukraine. In particular, a complete phase-out of the acquisition of the security Service of Ukraine servicemen and to ensure its gradual transformation into a Department, which is equipped with special titles.

According to the explanatory Memorandum, the bill aims to improve the institutional capacity of the security Service of Ukraine on ensuring of state security and of the legislation of Ukraine, regulating the activities of the security Service of Ukraine, in accordance with modern challenges, potential and real threats to state security of Ukraine.

The document also needs to lead the SBU in line with the Strategy of national security of Ukraine, the Concept of the development of the security sector and defense of Ukraine, Military doctrine of Ukraine, as well as the recommendations of international and European partners of Ukraine on reforming of the special services of homeland security, in particular the recommendations of the PACE №№ 1402 (1999), 1466 (2005) and 1713 (2005).

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