People's deputy and the Head of the Committee on Corruption Prevention and Counteraction recounted how the Interior Minister Arsen Avakov lobbied for the right people to the police to bypass the competition. He said this on the air of 112 Ukraine TV channel.
Such things started happening almost immediately after Euromaidan in 2014, he said. Some people say that Avakov moves according to the Presidential Administration’s orders.
"From the beginning I did not believe that the cooperation with the old corrupt people can give any good result. I think that the first person is always responsible. Arsen Avakov and I quarreled with him almost immediately after Euromaidan because of this. He began to say...: “this man should stay in the police, I agree with the open competition, let's do it, but the Presidential Administration asked me to take this one, that one”. It mustn’t be like that. There is no such thing as partial disinfection, because then the infection starts again. New people came, but older people hinder them,”- Sobolev said.