The government has appointed the Head of the National Police, Ihor Klymenko, as acting Minister of Internal Affairs, Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal writes on Telegram.
"The government has appointed the head of the National Police, Ihor Klymenko, as Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs - Head of the National Police of Ukraine. He was also entrusted with the duties of the Minister of Internal Affairs. After discussions with the parliament, we will submit a proposal for the appointment of a new department head," Shmyhal wrote.
Since 2014, Ihor Klymenko has been the Deputy Head of the Interior Ministry's Personnel Department.
From 2015 to 2017, he headed the Human Resources Department of the National Police of Ukraine.
Since October 2017, he was holding the position of Deputy Head of the National Police of Ukraine - Head of the Personnel Department, and in March 2018, he became Deputy Head of the National Police of Ukraine.
Since 25 September 2019, he has been the Head of the National Police of Ukraine.
On the morning of 18 January, a helicopter of the State Emergency Service crashed in Brovary, Kyiv Region, near a high-rise building, hitting the building of a kindergarten where parents were bringing their children. The helicopter was carrying Interior Minister Denys Monastyrskyy, First Deputy Minister Yevhen Yenin and State Secretary Yuriy Lubkovych. They were killed. According to rescuers, as of 3 p.m., 14 victims were reported.