11 May 2012 г. в 15:25
President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko has replaced the head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs. By the decree of May 11, the head of state dismissed Lieutenant-General Anatoli Kuleshov and enrolled him at the disposal of the Interior Ministry. Instead, the President appointed Colonel Igor Shunevich, who had served as deputy minister, chief of criminal police since January 2012.
Igor Shunevich is a native of Ukraine, born in 1967. In 1992 he graduated from the Academy of Police of the MIA. He worked his way from private investigator to deputy chief of police department of Minsk voblast executive committee.
In 2007-2012, he worked at the State Security Committee of Belarus, headed the Department of Investigation, and then - Chief Directorate of Counterintelligence Support to law enforcement and regulatory authorities on fight against corruption and organized crime.
As Telegraf previously reported, in his message to the Belarusian people and the National Assembly on May 8, Alexander Lukashenko declared about the impending reform of the Ministry of Interior.
"We're going to fully reform the Ministry of Internal Affairs very carefully, quietly, without offending anyone, within the next year, perhaps earlier," the president said.
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