Contents tagged with Arsen Avakov

  • Ukrainian Internal Affairs Minister: Ukraine may suspend membership with Interpol if it is headed by a Russian

    The Minister of Internal Affairs Arsen Avakov stated that Ukraine might suspend its membership in the International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol) if a Russian heads it.

    “Russia’s probable presidency in Interpol is absurd and contradicts the spirit and goals of the organization. In case the arguments of Ukraine and other countries will not be heard, Ukraine will consider suspending its membership in the ICPO,” he said on Twitter.

    The need to elect a new head of Interpol arose after …

  • Russia opens case against Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine Avakov

    The main investigation department of the Investigative Committee of Russia opened a criminal case against the Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine Arsen Avakov.

    The case concerns the decision of the Ministry of Internal Affairs to not allow Russian citizens to go to polling stations on the Ukrainian mainland during the presidential elections in Russia on March 18, 2018. These actions were qualified under Article 141, Part 2, Clause C of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation – impeding …

  • Ukrainian media: gas fields in Poltava will be awarded to Interior Minister’s associates

    The State Service of Geology and Mineral Resources of Ukraine will give 11 gas-bearing areas in the Poltava region, without competition, to the company connected with the associates of Interior Minister Arsen Avakov, as stated in an article in Economichna Pravda newspaper.

    All eleven sites belonged to the Golden Derrick firm during Viktor Yanukovych’s presidency. They were confiscated during Petro Poroshenko’s first year as president.

    According to sources, applications for the out-of- …