Ukraine's Interior Minister Arsen Avakov resigns after seven years in office

Ukrainian News
Canan Kevser
14 July 2021, 12:33
Canan Kevser
14 July 2021, 12:33

Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine Arsen Avakov announced that he had submitted a letter of resignation on Tuesday.

"In accordance with Part 1 of Article 18 of the law of Ukraine on the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine, I submitted a letter of resignation from the post of Minister of Internal Affairs. Thanks to the Interior Ministry team for the years of joint work. Thanks to every officer, private and employee. I am honored!" Avakov said.

The official wrote the letter of resignation on July 13, as reported by the press service of the Interior Ministry on the website with a photocopy of the document.

Arsen Avakov's resignation could be considered at the parliament on Wednesday or Thursday, Member of Ukrainian Parliament Yelyzaveta Yasko (Servant of the People faction) reported on Facebook.

Avakov became Ukraine's acting interior minister on February 22, 2014, after Vitaliy Zakharchenko was dismissed from the post.

Since February 27, 2014, Avakov has served as Ukraine's interior minister in the governments led by Arseniy Yatsenyuk (2014-2016), Volodymyr Groysman (2016-2019), Oleksiy Honcharuk (2019-2020), and Denys Shmyhal (2020-2021).