The minister wrote: "We are catching fatter and fatter bribetakers. The Kyiv region police with the participation of the Security Service and the Prosecutor General's Office have once again caught red-handed major bribetakers. Makiivka village council in Bila Tserkva district of the Kyiv region is a modest place, but the bribe is immodest! Six hundred thousand dollars!!! The head of the local State Agency for Land Resources was also caught red-handed. These corrupt officials received bribe for assignment of land plot of 23 hectares.
"The searches and investigation are underway along with exhausting struggle with the habit of stealing and taking bribes. I am grateful to Vadym Troian, operatives, and police investigators of the Kyiv region police, SBU, and PGO for their work.
"I put high hopes on fear that will finally invade the minds of latent bribetakers, the land profiteers, and make them stop robbing. This is the third such detention in the Kyiv region of late. Special thanks to all those who did not hesitate to expose extortionists! This is the position of the citizens! We can only defeat corruption together!" Avakov wrote.