Ex-minister of internal affairs Arsen Avakov resigned on the request of president Volodymyr Zelensky. Iryna Vereshchuk, the MP from Servant of the People party said so on air of Ukraine 24 TV channel.
"I want to reiterate that, when we first voted for the Cabinet, it was the president's guarantee that helped Mr. Avakov stay in the office. It was the president who insisted that Mr. Avakov remain. And we supported the president. If there was an agreement that the president could ask for his resignation, and Mr. Avakov upheld it, it only contributes to honour of both the president and Avakov", Vereshchuk said. "The president asked him. That's what he said during the party faction session. He summoned Mr. Avakov and offered him to write the letter. And as you can see, Mr. Avakov did what he said".
Arsen Avakov filed his resignation letter on July 13. It appears that Denys Monastyrsky will replace the official who served as the minister for seven years in a row, under the presidencies of Petro Poroshenko and Volodymyr Zelensky (2014-2021).