The Ukrainian government dismissed the deputy head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine Anton Gerashchenko. On Wednesday, August 4, the deputy of the Verkhovna Rada Aleksey Goncharenko reported on the Telegram channel.
“The government dismissed Gerashchenko from the post of Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine,” the message says.
Mary Hakobyan and Bogdan Drapyaty were appointed as Deputy Ministers of Internal Affairs.
Also, the Cabinet of Ministers appointed new deputy heads of the Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine: Mustafu-Masi Nayem – Deputy Minister of Infrastructure, Vasily Shkurakov – First Deputy, Anatoly Komirny – Deputy for Digital Development, Digital Transformation and Digitalization
Anton Gerashchenko held the post of Deputy Interior Minister since September 25, 2019.
According to the portal “Strana.ua”, during the presidency of Petro Poroshenko, Gerashchenko was an adviser to the Minister of Internal Affairs, and then a deputy from the “Popular Front”.
Earlier, on July 15, the Ukrainian parliament dismissed Arsen Avakov from the position of the head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, which he had held since 2014.
On July 13, Avakov wrote a letter of resignation. According to Ukrainian law, a member of the Cabinet of Ministers can be dismissed from office by the Verkhovna Rada if he himself has submitted his resignation letter, and the parliament has accepted it, as well as upon the proposal of the Prime Minister.
In June 2020, a rally was held in front of the Verkhovna Rada in support of Avakov’s removal from office. The main complaints about the work of Avakov’s subordinates are corruption and unsatisfactory investigation of criminal cases.