The minister quoted Pascal's statement attached to the resignation letter. The first deputy head of the National Police emphasizes he considers accusations against him unfair and unfounded, because not a single check or journalistic investigation confirms the fact of his involvement in the persecution of Maidan activists.
"I've personally put a lot of efforts for it [criminal investigation - ed.] not to be used as a tool of repression. I am ready to prove this fact in any court, any commission - be it composed of ministry, police, or PGO representatives. Moreover, I urge the leadership of these authorities to hold a detailed examination and am ready to initiate it with my personal request," the statement reads.
However, Paskal says that the current situation may affect the credibility towards the entire National Police and therefore he has decided to resign. He stresses he'll remain a member of the greater team and is ready to apply his experience and knowledge, should there be a necessity.