Parliament supported the dismissal of Minister of Internal Affairs Arsen Avakov from his office. The corresponding resolution was supported by 291 MPs, as press service of the Verkhovna Rada reported.
MP from the ruling Servant of the People party Denys Monastyrsky is going to replace him.
July 13, the Minister of Internal Affairs Arsen Avakov wrote a letter of resignation. Immediately after that, a meeting of the Servant of the People faction was held, at which President Zelensky proposed Monastyrsky as a candidate for the post of head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs.
A former governor and party leader, Avakov is considered to be in the top-three most powerful person in the country after Zelensky and Andriy Yermak, the head of the Presidential Office. He was one of only two ministers from Poroshenko’s team to be invited to join Zelensky’s first government in 2019 headed by Prime Minister Oleksiy Honcharuk.
As reported before, anti-ratings of Interior Minister Arsen Avakov are off the charts - about 74% of Ukrainians do not trust him, and rallies for his resignation are held with enviable regularity.