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05.03.2014 | 15:05

Arsen Avakov appointed Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine

Parliament of Ukraine voted the decision of appointment.

Arsen Avakov is the Ukrainian public and political figure .

IMG_6764Born on 02.01.1964

Education: Graduated (1988) Kharkov Polytechnic Institute, automated systems management, system engineer .

Nationality – Armenian

A citizen of Ukraine.

Total work experience – 33 years. Started as an engineer in Kharkiv.

In 1990 he founded one of the first in Ukraine stock companies – JSC "Investor", and become its president.

In 2002 Avakov was elected to the executive committee of Kharkiv City Council.

During the presidential election campaign in Ukraine in 2004 he was deputy head of the Kharkiv regional headquarters of presidential candidate Viktor A. Yushchenko, First Deputy Head of Kharkiv Regional Committee of National Salvation.

In March 2005 he was elected to the Council of the People's Union "Nasha Ukraina", member of the Presidium of the party.

February 4, 2005 resigned from president position of JSC "Investor" .

February 4, 2005 by decree of the President of Ukraine was appointed Head of Kharkiv Regional State Administration.

February 9, 2010 , has resigned from his chairman post of the Kharkiv Regional State Administration, protesting against systematic steps of V.Yuschenko in supporting V.Yanukovych in the presidential election, (Law of Ukraine on Civil Service Part 3. 31 "fundamental disagreement with the decision of the public body or official, and ethical barriers to the civil service").

April 21, 2010 joined the party "Bat`kyvshchyna" and accepted the offer from its leader, Yulia Tymoshenko, to become a head of Kharkiv regional organization of this party. Is a member of the political council of the party.

In October 2010, Avakov participated in the election of the mayor of Kharkiv . However, as stated by international human rights organization “Freedom House”, as a result of massive violations, result of mayoral elections in Kharkov was changed in favor to Gennady Kernes .

Kharkiv Regional Council deputy V and VI convocation.

From September 2012 to December 2013 was in Italy, in political exile because of criminal prosecution by the authorities for opposition activities. Request to Ukraine Interpol extradition was rejected by the Court of Appeal of Rome October 18, 2012 . In its judgment the court ascertained the nature of political prosecution Avakov and recorded fact of electoral justice in Ukraine .

October 28, 2012 for parliamentary elections Arsen Avakov was elected deputy of Ukraine VII convocation in multi-member districts. He was number 24 in the electoral list of the political party "Bat`kyvshchyna ".

Chairman of the Subcommittee on Legislation of Ukraine for the status of “deputy of Verkhovna Rada (parliament)”, Committee on Rules, Ethics and Support to Work of Verkhovna Rada (Parliament) of Ukraine .

Member of the Interparliamentary Cooperation Commission of Verkhovna Rada(parliament) of Ukraine and the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation.

Member of the Permanent Delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation.

February 27, 2014 was appointed Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine.

Has civil service rank 1.

Honored Economist of Ukraine .

Married and has a son.


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