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Ukraine's MFA comments on family ties of Ukrainian diplomat, candidate for Interpol president

Earlier, it was reported that Igor Prokopchuk, the Head of Ukraine’s Permanent Representation to OSCE, is a young brother of Alexandr Prokopchuk
10:17, 20 November 2018

Igor Prokopchuk, the Head of Ukraine’s Permanent Representation to OSCE
Ukrainska Pravda

Ukrainian diplomat Igor Prokopchuk, whose brother heads Russian Interpol and might become the president of the organization, is working with dedication as the Head of Ukraine’s Permanent Representation to OSCE, as Ukraine’s Foreign Ministry reported, Pravda informs.

“This war has scattered friends and relatives on both sides of the front line. This became a personal tragedy for many. Yet, everyone makes his choice for which he is responsible,” the Ministry reported.

The representatives of the Foreign Ministry added that since Donbas war began, there were no actions which could discredit Prokopchuk or damage Ukraine’s national interests.

Related: Ukraine might end membership in Interpol if Russia’s Prokopchuk becomes its head

“His daily dedicated work in OSCE speaks for itself and deserves the appreciation of our friends and relatives,” the Foreign Ministry reported.

Earlier, it was reported that Igor Prokopchuk is a young brother of Alexandr Prokopchuk.

Reportedly, the elections of the new head of Interpol are scheduled for November 21. Interpol has to re-elect the chairman of the organization after its head Meng Hongwei went missing. Therefore, it was reported that China conducts an investigation on him concerning corruption.

Related: Euro-MP Rebecca Harms urges EU member state to leave Interpol if Russia heads it

Major General of the Russian police Aleksandr Prokopchuk is a favorite on the elections of Interpol’s head. From 2006 to 2011, he was a deputy head of National Central Bureau of Interpol of Russia’s Internal Ministry. Then, he becomes the head of this organization. In 2016, the Major General became the Vice-President of Interpol.

Arsen Avakov, Ukraine’s Internal Minister, thinks that Russia’s perspective to head the Interpol is a threat to the entire world as Russia is an aggressor state.

Related: Interpol refuses to put suspected in MP Vorenenkov's murder on wanted list

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