Avakov gave me a gun for protection, – Taruta
MP Serhiy Taruta in the Studio “112 Ukraine”. 17.11.16
Ex-head of Donetsk regional state administration, people’s Deputy Serhiy Taruta received weapons from the Minister of internal Affairs Arsen Avakov to protect in July 2014, during the occupation of administration buildings. This Taruta said in comments to television channel “112 Ukraine”.
“I was given weapons in July 2014, when there was a war and it was dangerous. The weapon gave me Avakov, in order to deter attacks, because then me Gan Chechens and armed militants. The weapon he gave to defend themselves. It was more of a weapon against. Me there twice captured and twice God has helped. Once managed to escape before capture for literally 30 seconds, other times for 50 seconds before the building was going to take over, armed with grenade launchers and machine guns, the militants”, – said Taruta .
We will remind, according to data published by Ukrainian media about the premium weapons, which were handed Arsen Avakov, the former head of the Donetsk regional administration got a gun “Fort 17”, caliber of 9 mm.
As earlier reported, it became known that the Minister of internal Affairs Arsen Avakov in 2014-2015 issued an award weapon of the highest representatives of the Ukrainian government and dozens of MPs. In particular, the weapon from Avakov was given to the Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman, head of the national Bank Valeria Gontareva, Minister of education Liliya Hrynevych, speaker of the Verkhovna Rada Andriy Parubiy, justice Minister Pavlo Petrenko and the Minister of ecology Ostap Semerak.