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.