The ministry has additionally overseen rescue efforts after missile and drone assaults on Ukrainian cities, together with a frantic effort to search out survivors within the rubble of Saturday’s assault in Dnipro. The ministry has additionally supervised groups clearing landmines from recaptured territory, an operation that has killed or maimed dozens of individuals each month.
Mr Monastirsky, who labored as a lawyer earlier than changing into a legislator, was elected to parliament in 2019 as a member of Mr Zelensky’s political celebration, Servant of the People. He turned chairman of the Law Enforcement Committee after which turned inside minister in 2021.
His focus was on repairing the nation’s Soviet-legacy legislation enforcement system to finish corruption and supply higher service. But, like others in Mr Zelensky’s authorities, he was positioned in a wartime management position following the Russian invasion in February final yr.
“He was a very humble man, very brave,” Serhiy Leshchenko, an adviser to Mr. Zelensky’s chief of workers, mentioned of Mr. Monastirsky on Wednesday. “There were no scandals around him. He was a nice guy.”
Ukraine’s prime minister, Denis Shmyhal, mentioned on the Telegram messaging app that Ihor Klymenko, head of the nationwide police service, would perform Mr Monastirsky’s duties till a brand new inside minister was appointed.