Ukraine’s new Interior Minister: Who is Denys Monastyrsky?

Author : News Agency

Source : 112 Ukraine

Meet Arsen Avakov's successor
14:58, 16 July 2021

Denys Monastyrsky
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President Volodymyr Zelensky proposed a candidate for the office of Minister of Internal Affairs Denys Monastyrsky at a meeting of the Servants of the People faction. 

Verkhovna Rada on Friday, July 16 voted to replace Arsen Avakov with Monastyrsky. Avakov had previously announced his resignation.

Who is Denys Monastyrsky?

Denys Monastyrsky is an MP of the 9th convocation of the Verkhovna Rada, member of the faction of the Servant of the People, head of the law enforcement committee of the Verkhovna Rada.

He was born on June 12, 1980 in Khmelnytsky, graduated from the law faculty of Khmelnytsky University of Management and Law, studied at the V.M.Koretsky Institute of state and law of National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine

Monastyrsky is a Doctor of Law and author (or co-author) of 25 scientific publications, as well as several dozen bills.

He taught management and law at Khmelnytsky University, headed the department of lawmaking and scientific expertise.

From 2007 to 2017, he worked as a lawyer for companies such as Hillmont Partners, Legal Consulting, and also worked for Global Ties KC.

He was engaged in reforming of the judicial and law enforcement systems.

Member of the Chief Council of the Ukrainian Society for the Protection of Historical and Cultural Monuments. He was a member of the tender commission for the formation of the State Bureau of Investigation.

In the last convocation of the Verkhovna Rada he was an assistant to the MP Anton Herashchenko (People’s Front).

He is married and has two sons.


According to the declaration for 2020, Monastyrsky rents an apartment of ​​100.8 square meters in Kyiv. His is registered in an apartment of 33.3 sq.m in Khmelnitsky.

Two plots of land were registered for his wife in Masivtsi, Khmelnytsky region.

Monastyrsky has two cars - Suzuki SX - 4 and a KIA Sportage. Last year, Denys Monastyrsky received a salary of 19,650 dollars in the Verkhovna Rada.

He also declared income from the alienation of real estate - in total 47,400 dollars, income from the alienation of movable property – 8,200 dollars and a gratuity – 10,900 dollars.

Denys Monastyrsky keeps 75,000 dollars in cash and his wife - 24,873 dollars. He has 15,968 dollars in his bank accounts, and his wife has 5,744 dollars.

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