Advocate of the son of Minister of Internal Affairs Arsen Avakov Andry Fedur claimed that his client is already served charges and the court should take place in the next hours. He reported this to the journalists as 112 Ukraine broadcasted.
‘Our client is served charges; we got these documents and will familiarize with the case materials. I understand that the court will take place in three hours and we will be reported on the time of the court hearing and the exact room of the Solomensky court. We will meet in the court’, he said.
Earlier Minister of Internal Affairs Arsen Avakov confirmed that the NABU holds the searches in the family of Avakov, particularly his son Oleksandr Avakov. The searches took place within the pretrial investigation of the purchase of the backpacks by the Internal Ministry in 2014-2015.
Later it was reported that Oleksandr Avakov was detained.
The NABU held the searches of the probably involved persons in the case of the supposed embezzlement of the state funds during the purchase of the backpacks for the National Guard by the Internal Ministry in 2014-2015. The Prosecutor’s General Office opened the criminal proceeding due to the purchase in July 2015. According to journalist Roman Bochkala, the ministry purchased the backpacks for the price 111 dollars per item and the total sum of the purchase is 539. 800 dollars.
Later the video was published on YouTube that supposedly contains the talks of former Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs Sergy Chebotar and Son of Minister of Internal Affairs Arsen Avakov Oleksandr Avakov. They discuss the supply of the backpacks for the Internal Ministry.
It was claimed that the investigation is close to the end in September 2016 and the results will be announced in October 2016. Later it was reported that the final results will be announced in November 2016. The Ministry of Internal Affairs claimed that the information on the illegal deals on the backpacks’ purchase does not correspond to the reality and aims to discredit the ministry.