The Minister of internal Affairs Arsen Avakov said that he has the right to take a decision on awarding civil servants and Ukraine, privates and officers for special services and this right he “actively using”. Wrote about this on his page in Facebook.

The Minister was responding to criticism from the media about the excessive gifting of weapons.

“How many guns have you bought in the last year? – sends me a request one of the publications. Not at all – answer. I give gifts to friends and family. And in the case of vdznaku MVS “Vognepalnye weapon” – the Ministr NAGARAJU”, – he wrote.

According to Avakov, premium weapons in the current situation “one of the most coveted awards for distinguished”.

The Minister also said that for his merits and long-term meritorious service was presented by weapons of the police guards, border guards, rescuers, firefighters, employees of the interior Ministry, UDO, SBU. In addition, premium weapons Avakov received from MPs and public servants.

“I handed over the 2014-2016 1322 units of premium weapons. More than all the Ministers put together. And I believe that he acted in the current situation adequately, and was proud of everyone who handed weapons”, – wrote the Minister.

13 January it was reported that the interior Minister Arsen Avakov gave President Petro Poroshenko a sophisticated gun American Gun company Сabot Jones 1911. Avakov gave a gun to the head of the national security Council Alexander Turchinov, the head of national Bank Valeria Gontareva, the Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman, and other high-ranking Ukrainian officials.

Avakov commented on the scandal of giving weapons to officials 30.01.2017

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