British the Daily Mail published naked photos of a British-educated Anastasia Deeva, 24, appointed for the position of Ukraine’s deputy minister for European integration.
It is noted that she was already under fierce attack in Kyiv for being too young for the job, and to have been appointed without proper vetting - which her boss dismissed as 'bigotry' and 'ageist'. It is also stated that the Ukraine’s Interior Minister Arsen Avakov has defended the married minister's topless photographs, claiming critics were 'asexual' or obsessed by moralising.
He said her pictures were 'private' and taken when she was a student, a time when she also worked as an aide to various Ukrainian MPs.
Despite this, the revealing photos remained on her social media after her appointment as being one of the key figures in the Ukrainian government's aim of integrating with the European Union.
A source in the ministry denied she was in a relationship with her boss after a flurry of social media speculation.