Minister of Internal Affairs Arsen Avakov
Vadym Denysenko, Bloc of Petro Poroshenko
Behind it stands only the new Criminal Procedure Code, according to which Lutsenko has to open such cases. As I understand, it is applied not to the Avakov, but against the son Avakov, if we refer to the entire previous history. Therefore, in this situation, he just should open such case.
He said in his quote that he received 20 letters per day, and both letters from Shabunin and other are considered.
Ivan Vynnyk, Bloc of Petro Poroshenko
At the request of the Criminal Procedure Code Article 214, the investigator-prosecutor, after receiving an application or open source information about a criminal offense, without delay, but not later than 24 hours should enter the information into the Unified Register of pre-trial investigations in Ukraine and initiate an investigation. On the website of the Center of counteraction can be seen numerous allegations of crimes, but without proper acknowledgment. Considering the powerful media representation of this fighter against corruption (Shabunin- Ed.), Attorney General, knowing the requirement of Criminal Procedure Code, started the appropriate proceedings against Avakov. If the corpus delicti will be found, there will be a suspicion announced - if not, the case will be closed.
Oksana Syroid, Vice-Speaker of Parliament
I estimate this situation in two ways. On the one hand it may look positive when the General prosecutor’s office opens proceedings against officials and politicians. But for what purpose? This can lead to "let’s play with him and let him go." If this is to ensure the inevitability of punishment for a crime - it's good, the society is looking forward to it. But I have serious doubts that those criminal proceedings in the prosecutor’s office were conducting for the inevitability of punishment. Mostly it's an agreement among them.
Mykola Palamarchuk, Bloc of Petro Poroshenko
Prosecutor General's Office has the right to initiate criminal proceedings against any person. The initiation of a criminal case, or registration in the Unified Register of pre-trial investigations - this are just the signs of democracy, the signs of the European choice. Soon we will see the results. I think that the criminal case was initiated because of amber issue regarding to police inaction.
We have a clear system of the GPO and the law on the GPO, which we accepted. It can’t happen that the prosecutor general could not control the prosecutor's office in accordance with current legislation.
Georgiy Logvynsky, "Narodnyi Front"
I would like to state that there is no criminal case against Avakov and it can’t be. The last criminal case in the country was opened on November 19, 2012. This was the last day of the old Criminal Procedure Code ...
The criminal proceedings against the person mean that the law enforcement agency has verified and established the corpus delicti, and believes that there is person suspected of committing crime. A criminal proceeding - this is just a checking based on the application of any person. You can not talk about any form of guilt or suspicion.
Yegor Sobolev, "Samopomich"
I see now in these attacks on Avakov not just the wish to bring Minister to responsibility, but the desire to complete the usurpation of power when at all positions we’ll see Poroshenko or people who obey him blindly. I think this is very bad desire, which in any case can not be satisfied. But keeping a huge public pressure aiming to clean new police from people who are not new, who kept all the traditions of corruption, torture, lack of professionalism, and require to investigate and bring every person to responsibility, including the Minister, if he has a new property, or his family dramatically improves business. I have always supported this and will support in the future.