Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine Arsen Avakov wrote in his blog on Censor.NET.
"The deputy minister's position stipulates for certain functions in the current civilian ministry with the National Police as its separate unit. And we need to understand that a 24-year-old or a 30-year-old employee has obvious advantage over an experienced 50-year-old one like me in a number of functions in the complex system such as the Interior Ministry. It is normal and it actually works.
"Following consultations, including with our key foreign partners, we have selected Anastasia Dieieva as a leader from among our project office staff. From our point of view, she can best supervise the existing projects, run the project office under the strategic guidance of the minister, communicate with the foreign partners.
"Anastasia Dieieva obtained bachelor's degree with honors and master's degree with excellent results at the Kyiv Shevchenko University. She fluently speaks English and French. She has half a year experience in our project office for reforms.
"Anastasia has high capacity for work and strong interpersonal skills. She does not require explanations or introduction upon taking the office as she has handle of the situation and is already acquainted with everyone. I think this is enough to cope with the function which we planned this very deputy minister to be fulfilling.
"Her appointment to the post was endorsed by the Cabinet of Ministers after a number of interviews and the background check. Those speaking about violations during the appointment just have not made head or tail of it," the minister wrote.
As reported by Censor.NET, the Cabinet of Ministers has appointed 24-year-old Anastasia Dieieva Deputy Interior Minister for European Integration. The appointment caused public outcry especially after the activists found her naked pictures on the Internet.