The decision to leave Minister of Internal Affairs Arsen Avakov in the cabinet was one of the most difficult during the formation of the Cabinet of Ministers, Prime Minister Oleksii Honcharuk assured.

“The decision on Avakov is debatable and complicated. But the case my team and I are dealing with is not easy at all. The only thing I can say is that we have clearly drawn the red lines, we have talked seriously. I believe that Avakov has done a lot good for the country in a certain period of time. At the same time, there are many reasons to believe that he is a big businessman who has certain interests,” the Prime Minister assured.

“The main argument is that during the wartime and a young government with no experience he is responsible for the largest security bloc. Given that Avakov participated in ensuring fair elections… The team made the decision to leave him,” Honcharuk explained.

At the same time, according to the prime minister, he is not satisfied with the process of reforming the Ministry of Internal Affairs, “One of the reforms that has not occurred is police reform. There was a reform of the patrol service, and it came to a standstill. Criminal police reform needs to continue.”

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