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    Ukrainian Interior Minister Avakov Facing Criminal Probe

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    Ukraine’s chief prosecutor Yurii Lutsenko said Tuesday he was taking legal action against Interior Minister Arsen Avakov, in a televised interview.

    KIEV (Sputnik) — Speaking on the Levy Bereg show, Lutsenko said a criminal investigation was launched after the Prosecutor General's Office received a letter from the Anti-Corruption Action Center.

    "I receive over a dozen letters from people, including [the Center’s head Vitaliy] Shabunin, whose letter was the premise for an inquiry into – you won’t believe it – Interior Minister Avakov, because everyone is equal," the chief prosecutor said, without disclosing the cause of the probe.

    Avakov was reappointed to the job last April in a cabinet reshuffle that followed Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk’s resignation.


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