The Minister of internal Affairs Arsen Avakov stated that his son did not commit illegal acts. He said this in the program Right to power on the TV channel 1+1, commenting on “the case of the backpacks Avakov”.
“I am proud of my son, and my son has not done anything I was ashamed of. And that manipulation, which is proposed, will be back proven in court”, – said Avakov.
According to him, he intends to “require all” an apology.
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October 31 NABOO raided as part of an investigation on charges of “backpacks Avakov”. Backpacks MVD has purchased in late 2014 – early 2015 for the national guard.
In 2016, it was reported that the former Deputy Avakov Chebotar Sergei, and the son of interior Minister Alexander appear in materials of criminal proceedings on the fact of purchase of 6 thousand backpacks at an inflated price. A video was released with a hidden camera on which Alexander Avakov may have agreed with Chebotar about the delivery of the backpacks for the units of the Ministry.
Media reported that the firm-supplier of tactical backpacks for MVD may be associated with Volodymyr Lytvyn, who is a friend of Alexander Avakov. The court permitted the detectives to NAB to check calls to the interior Minister in this case. The NAB also gained access to the Bank accounts of the supplier of backpacks – Dniprofan.
November 1, Solomenskyi court dismissed one of the defendants in the case of the purchase of the Ministry of interior of backpacks, the son of interior Minister Alexander Avakov under the personal obligation. The same measure of restraint the court has appointed the second defendant, ex-Deputy interior Minister Sergei Chebotar.
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