Son of Minister of Internal Affairs Arsen Avakov Oleksandr Avakov was detained as Ukrainian Truth reported citing the own sourced at the law enforcement authorities and Insider. Earlier former adviser of the Minister of Internal Affairs Ilia Kiva and member of the Council of public control of the National Anti-corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) from Kharkiv Volodymyr Rysenko reported on the detention of Avakov Jr. after the searches to 112 Ukraine.
Also, former Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs Sergy Chebotar was detained.
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.
The NABU holds 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.