Alexander Arsenievich Avakov – Ukrainian businessman, son of the ex-Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine Arsen Avakov.
Place of Birth. Education. Born on September 11, 1988, graduated from the Karazin Kharkiv National University with a degree in finance.
Business. He is in business. According to OpenDataBot, Avakov Jr. is one of the owners of seven companies: LLC Karst-8, LLC Telekompaniya ATN, LLC Avakova Trust Company, LLC Fund for Assistance to Mass Media Development, State Enterprise Investor Elite Service Investor Publishing House LLC and Investor CJSC.
Service in the ATO. In August 2014, Alexander Avakov volunteered for the Kiev-1 special forces battalion of the Ministry of Internal Affairs. He was engaged in the supply of everything necessary for the soldiers and the accompaniment of artists for performances in front of the soldiers. On February 17, 2015, he was transferred to the reserve.
The case of “Avakov’s backpacks”. On October 31, 2017, the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) conducted searches as part of an investigation into the embezzlement of funds in the purchase of tactical backpacks for the National Guard. The Ministry of Internal Affairs purchased backpacks at the end of 2014 – at the beginning of 2015 for the needs of the National Guard.
In 2016, it was reported that the former deputy of Avakov, Sergei Chebotar, and the son of the head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, Alexander, appeared in the materials of the criminal proceedings on the fact of purchasing 6 thousand backpacks at an inflated price. A video from a hidden camera was released, in which Alexander Avakov may have negotiated with Chebotar on the supply of backpacks for the ministry’s units. The media reported that the supplier of tactical backpacks for the Ministry of Internal Affairs may have ties to Vladimir Litvin, who is a friend of Alexander Avakov. The court allowed NABU detectives to check the calls of the head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs in this case. NABU also gained access to the bank accounts of the backpack supplier Dniprovend.
On October 1, 2017, after searches, the son of the Minister of Internal Affairs Alexander Avakov, ex-Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs Sergei Chebotar and Vladimir Lytvyn, who in 2014 headed the IT company Turboseo, were detained. The next day, the Solomensky District Court of Kiev released Alexander Avakov on personal obligation and ordered him to put on an electronic bracelet.
In July 2018, the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor’s Office (SAP) closed the proceedings in the “backpack case” against two defendants – Alexander Avakov and Sergei Chebotar due to the lack of direct sufficient evidence that they were familiar with the delivery plan of the low-quality backpacks.