NABU to analyze Avakov's phone calls in purchases of backpacks for Ukraine army

13:56, 21 August 2016
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Kyiv's Solomiansky district court has issued a ruling allowing detectives from the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) to review phone calls made by Ukraine's Interior Minister, Arsen Avakov, in a case related to the purchasing of backpacks for the Interior Ministry from a company which is believed to be connected to his son, Oleksandr.

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NABU detectives will analyze data from phone calls made by the minister from June 2014 to August 2016.

The court ruling is valid for one month from the date of its issuance.

As is known, Former Deputy Interior Minister Serhiy Chobotar and Avakov's son, Oleksandr, have been named as part of a criminal case focusing on the procurement of 6,000 backpacks at an inflated price for the Interior Ministry.

NABU investigators previously gained access to the bank accounts of Dniprovend Company, which had supplied backpacks for the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine.

As UNIAN reported earlier, in February a video was released showing two people, including one who looked like the son of the Interior Minister, Oleksandr Avakov, with what appeared to be the former deputy of the MIA, Serhiy Chobotar, as they were reportedly discussing the need to purchase backpacks for the MIA. It was also reported that Dniprovend Company was linked to Kharkiv resident Volodymyr Lytvyn, who is thought to be a friend of Avakov's son, Oleksandr.

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