Ukrainian MP from the European Solidarity faction Oleksiy Honcharenko has said the Cabinet of Ministers appointed Ihor Klymenko new head of the National Police of Ukraine.

"The National Police has a new leader – General Ihor Klymenko," Honcharenko, who is in a closed government meeting, wrote on Facebook.

Prior to this, Klymenko served as deputy head of the National Police.

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In addition, according to Honcharenko, a new number of deputy heads of the Ministry of Internal Affairs has been approved at a government meeting.

"As many as seven deputies, including one first deputy, will be helping [Interior Minister] Arsen Avakov," he said.

The government appointed Serhiy Yarovyi first deputy minister. Among other deputies are Serhiy Honcharov, Tetiana Kovalchuk, Anton Gerashchenko, Kateryna Pavliuchenko, and Oleksandr Gogilashvili.

As UNIAN reported earlier, Chief of the National Police of Ukraine Serhiy Knyazev tendered his resignation on September 24.