Saturday, 16 September, 2017, 9:09 Politics
“If we want to be part of NATO, functions of army and police must be divorced” – Nayem

The bill on the National Guard which is in Rada’s pipeline contradicts both NATO charter and Pres Poroshenko’s decree, Mustafa Nayem, an influential Rada lawmaker, said on ZIK TV late Sept. 15.

The bill proposes to use the National Guard for maintaining public order in the country. However, the functions of the National Guard are not formulated clearly in the bill, Nayem said.

The bill is dangerous because of Ukraine’s grim earlier experience when the law enforcers and army were used against peaceful protesters. The bill, if passed, will make them hostages of the regime, Mustafa Nayem said.

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