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Arsen Avakov
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11th Minister of Internal Affairs
In office
22 February 2014 – 15 July 2021
Interim: 22 February 2014 – 27 February 2014
Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk
Volodymyr Groysman
Oleksiy Honcharuk
Denys Shmyhal
Preceded by Vitaliy Zakharchenko
Succeeded by Denys Monastyrsky
Deputy of the Kharkiv Oblast Council
In office
April 2006 – April 2010
Constituency Our Ukraine
People's Deputy of Ukraine
In office
December 12, 2012 – March 17, 2014
Constituency Fatherland, No.24
In office
November 27, 2014 – December 2, 2014
Constituency People's Front, No.6
Personal details
Born January 2, 1964 (1964-01-02) (age 57)
Baku, Azerbaijan SSR, Soviet Union
Citizenship Ukraine
Nationality Armenian
Political party People's Front (2014–present)
Other political
affiliations
Fatherland (2010–2014)
Our Ukraine (until 2010)
Spouse(s) Inna
Children Oleksandr
Alma mater Kharkiv Polytechnic Institute
Awards 65 years of victory belorussiya rib.png 65 Years of Liberation of the Belarusian Republic from German-Fascist Invaders

Arsen Borysovych Avakov (Ukrainian: Арсен Борисович Аваков; born January 2, 1964) is a Ukrainian politician and businessman. From 2014 to 2021 he was Ukraine's Minister of Internal Affairs, first being appointed in the first cabinet of Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk. He was reappointed to the same position in three successive governments, the last one being the (March 2020 formed) Shmyhal Government.

Between 2005 and 2010 Avakov was Governor of Kharkiv Oblast.

In 2013, Avakov was 118th richest person in Ukraine worth 100 million dollars.

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