Rada gives National Police additional powers under martial law
The Verkhovna Rada has optimized the activities of the National Police and defined additional powers for it under martial law in Ukraine.
The adoption of bill No. 7147 was supported by 343 MPs at the plenary session on Tuesday.
The document provides for amendments to several articles of the law on the national police. The amendments, in particular, relate to the interaction of bodies and divisions of the National Police with government bodies, local authorities, state-owned legal entities, including in relation to prisoners of war, ensuring the escort and maintenance of detainees, demining and allowing police officers to conduct special explosive work, as well as representation of the National Police in Interpol and Europol.
In addition, the envisaged changes relate to the expansion of the grounds for stopping and checking vehicles, their drivers and passengers by the police.
In addition, the law supplements the Disciplinary Charter of the National Police with a new section that defines the specifics of conducting an internal investigation during the period of martial law.