This was stated by the Minister on his Facebook page, Censor.NET reports.
Avakov said: "Given the situation in Ukraine, the three "thieves in law" of one of the most influential clans in the former USSR tried to redistribute influence in Ukraine.
In particular, the participants of the meeting were planning to discuss taking control of the supply of power-generating coal as well as passenger transport in Ukraine and illegal mining of amber.
Police operatives prevented the kingpins' meeting. The detained were later expelled from the country.
"I will say it once again - it will be much easier to breathe when we expel all foreign criminals. We do not intend to slow down until they get it through their heads - there will be no more rule of thieves in Ukraine. This is another war, and we have enough forces to win!" Avakov writes.