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Rada appointed Denys Monastyrskyi the new Minister of Internal Affairs

The new Minister of Internal Affairs: who is Denys Monastyrskyi. Photo: UNIAN

The new Minister of Internal Affairs: who is Denys Monastyrskyi. Photo: UNIAN

The Verkhovna Rada during a regular meeting appointed Denys Monastyrskyi as the new Minister of Internal Affairs. This decision was supported by 271 deputies.

During his speech in the Rada, Monastyrskyi promised that his priority as Minister would be:

  • fighting against organized crime and crime bosses;
  • improving police work;
  • improving road safety;
  • counteracting the distribution of drugs;
  • combating domestic violence and protecting children;
  • implementing the NSDC sanctions;
  • improving conditions for border guards and reducing queues at the borders;
  • simplification and acceleration of obtaining passports and digitalization of most processes.

Who is Denys Monastyrskyi

Monastyrskyi entered politics in 2002—from the post of assistant to the people's deputy Vitalii Oluiko. Subsequently, from 2014 to 2019, he was an assistant-consultant to the current Deputy Head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, Anton Herashchenko.

Since 2019, he has served as Head of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Law Enforcement.

It is because of his work with Herashchenko that a number of experts believe that Monastyrskyi is connected with the recently dismissed Minister of Interior Affairs Arsen Avakov.

However, Denys Monastyrskyi is called the optimal and compromise figure for the transfer of power in the Ministry of Internal Affairs. He is described as a diplomatic person. Read more about why Avakov resigned and what will happen to the Ministry of Internal Affairs under the leadership of Monastyrskyi in the article of The Page.

Context. On July 15, the Verkhovna Rada dismissed Arsen Avakov from the post of Minister of Internal Affairs. He held this position for seven years.

After Arsen Avakov wrote a letter of resignation from the post of Minister of Internal Affairs, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy nominated Monastyrskyi for the post of Minister of Internal Affairs.

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