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Ukraine’s parliament admits dismissal of Avakov from post of Interior Minister

Source : 112 Ukraine

According to Head of the Parliamentary Committee on law enforcement activity Denys Monastyrsky, very close attention is paid to the activity of the Interior Minister
14:35, 27 January 2020

Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine

If the case of the murder of Pavlo Sheremet is thrown, it may become one of the grounds to make Interior Minister Arsen Avakov resign, as RBK-Ukraine reported citing Head of the Parliamentary Committee on law enforcement activity Denys Monastyrsky.

According to him, the probation of Avakov is not finished and very close attention is paid to the activity of the Interior Minister.

“I believe if particularly the case of Sheremet is thrown, it possibly will become one of the grounds to make Arsen Borysovych resign. At least, the scale of this case, the public outreach, and suspects, do not leave another variant. This case will become the Rubicon,” Monastyrsky stated.

Related: Sheremet case: Suspect Antonenko taller than person recorded by CCTV cameras on day of murder

Earlier, former U.S. Chargé d’Affaires in Ukraine William Taylor stated that Ukraine’s Interior Minister Arsen Avakov asked a few countries to assist in the investigation of the murder of journalist Pavlo Sheremet.

On December 12, 2019, the National Police detained the persons of interests in case of the murder of journalist Pavlo Sheremet. They are also notified of suspicion.

Kyiv Pechersk District Court chose a preventive measure for Yulia Kuzmenko in the form of the detention for two months.

Pechersk district court of Kyiv chose the restrictive measure in the form of the 24-hour house arrest for military nurse Yana Duhar.

Related: Sheremet’s murder: Suspect Antonenko left behind bars

Andriy Antonenko was also arrested for two months.

Ukrainian journalist Pavlo Sheremet was killed in Kyiv on the morning of July 20, 2016. His car exploded in the city’s downtown. The vehicle belonged to his civilian wife, Editor-in-Chief of Ukrainska Pravda outlet Olena Prytula; she was not in the car at the moment.

 

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