We must to develop a state strategy regarding the dug use, chairman of the state service on drug control Volodymyr Tymoshenko told the roundtable "Ukraine and fight against drugs", ForUm correspondent reports.

"State policy regarding the drugs is unclear. On one hand we fight drugs, on the other hand we must understand that distribution of drugs is a necessity for certain spheres, for example palliative medicine," the official said.

Tymoshenko informed that May 21-23 Kyiv would hold an international conference to discuss this strategy. By its results a relevant resolution will be developed, and the project will be delivered to the president of Ukraine.

According to Pavel Skala, a representative of the International alliance on HIV/AIDS in Ukraine, every sixth convicted in Ukraine is convicted for drug possession. The official specified that these people are convicted for possession of small amount of drugs without the purpose of selling.


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