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MIA continues to cooperate with EUAM-Ukraine: the work of the Mission in Ukraine is extended until 2021

Today, on May 31, 2019, the Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman, the Minister of the Internal Affairs Arsen Avakov and head of the European Union Advisory Mission to Ukraine (EUAM), Kęstutis Lančinskas, discussed the results of their joint work.  The head of the Mission is finishing his term in Ukraine, but cooperation with the EUAM is extended until 2021. The Minister of Internal Affairs Arsen Avakov noted that while on May 31, Kęstutis Lančinskas finishes his term in office... more

Arsen Avakov: To ensure the neutrality of the Ministry of Internal Affairs during the elections, I will not run for the office of people’s deputy of Ukraine.

Today, on May 31, the Minister made an official statement on the MIA position during the extraordinary parliamentary elections in Ukraine: neutrality, equidistance principle and enforcement of the legality, honesty, and transparency of the procedure.  Arsen Avakov stressed that he will not run for parliament and will continue his work to coordinate activities of the executive bodies of the MIA system. “To ensure the observance of the "arm's length" principle and impartiality by the MIA system during parliamentary elections, I... more

Arsen Avakov: We hope that the Italian court will take into account the position of Ukraine in the case of the National Guard fighter V.Markiv

The next court hearing was held today, on May 17, in the city of Pavia (Italy).  The Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine Arsen Avakov arrived in the courtroom to support the National Guard serviceman, who is accused of complicity in the murder of Italian reporter Andrea Rockelli. “I am sure of Vitaliy Markiv’s innocence, and that’s why I’m here today. He is our soldier, and we will not abandon him. I came here to support our soldier and to... more

The court ordered Mikhail Saakashvili to retract false information about Arsen Avakov

According to the decision of the Dneprovskiy district court of the city of Kiev, dated 05.15.2019, Mikhail Saakashvili is obliged to retract the information that the Minister of Internal Affairs Arsen Avakov "has foreign citizenship", as he had earlier stated live at the ZIK TV channel. The court also ordered the Limited Liability Company “Most TV Broadcasting Company” and the Limited Liability Company “New Communications Broadcasting Company” to retract this information. The decision of the Dneprovsky District Court of Kiev,... more

Arsen Avakov: Getting 83 new generation cars Mitsubishi Outlander for NPU is a result of a discount in a contract with Mitsubishi Motors Co under the Kyoto Protocol

Today, on May 14, the Minister of Internal Affairs Arsen Avakov, together with the Minister-Counselor of the Japanese Embassy in Ukraine, handed over to the patrol police 83 latest-generation Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV vehicles. Delivery of these cars produced in 2019 resulted from an additional agreement with Mitsubishi Motors Corporation on a 13% discount to the Agreement on the supply of cars for the National Police of Ukraine under the Kyoto Protocol.  The discount agreement was signed in December 2016 initiated... more

The Ministry of Internal Affairs returns the stolen canvas of Paul Signac “The port of La Rochelle” to France

Today, on April 23, the Minister of Internal Affairs handed to the Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of France to Ukraine Isabelle Dumont the picture of Paul Signac "The port of La Rochelle” (1915), which was stolen by Ukrainian criminals from the museum of Nancy (France). Soon the canvas will return to the museum. The Paul Signac painting "The port of La Rochelle" (1915), worth 1.5 million euros, was stolen from the museum of the French city of Nancy last year. ... more

Arsen Avakov: We have ensured fair and safe elections – this means a new culture of the electoral process!

The Ministry of Internal Affairs handled the tasks it faced: there were no mass violations of public order, and the minor electoral violations recorded did not affect the election results.  The Minister of Internal Affairs is confident that the MIA staff will be able further to provide for calm and order in the country.  He stated this on April 21, 2019, during a meeting with international observers. Before the meeting with the Minister, international experts familiarized themselves with the work... more

Arsen Avakov: Good performance of the criminal investigation department is the foundation of the public safety service

The Minister of the Internal Affairs said it today, on April 15, during the ceremony of awarding of criminal investigation officers on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the creation of the service. “The work of the service is based on three principles: dedication, loyalty to the Ukrainian people and courage.  For most employees, the criminal investigation is their life, a system of values ​​and priorities.  We are a team here. A team of like-minded people, where everyone secures... more

Arsen Avakov: The presidential election should not be a life-changing event

Arsen Avakov published an essay "Without hatred!" where he analyzes the level of the political confrontation of candidates before the second round of presidential elections and draws attention to the inadmissibility of the radicalization of society. The politician posted this essay on his Facebook page. Just in the first few minutes, the post received half a thousand "likes" from its readers. Without hate! Arsen Avakov Seven days till the second round of presidential elections in Ukraine. The aggressiveness of the... more

John Herbst: The clear stand of MIA is a guarantee of the legitimacy of elections in Ukraine

Today, on April 12, the Minister of Internal Affairs Arsen Avakov met with a delegation from the American think tank Atlantic Council. The event was attended  by the former US Ambassador to Ukraine, the Director of the Atlantic Council's Eurasia Center John Herbst, the former US Ambassador to Ukraine and a Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution's Center on the United States and Europe as well as the Director of Brookings' Arms Control Initiative Steven Pifer, the Vice President, Research... more

Arsen Avakov: We respect the choice of the Ukrainian people and will be able to secure the democratic elections

The Minister of Internal Affairs stated this today, on April 11, at his speech on the discussion platform “Values, Choice, and their Protection” during the XII Kyiv Security Forum. “Security is an essential component of any democratic state.  There is personal, public, and informational security, and also one more key component of security: election security.  The country will receive free democratic elections only if any citizen will be confident in the possibility of free choice and will be sure that... more

Arsen Avakov: Ukrainian society now will not allow the president to cross the red line

The Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine stated this today, on April 11, on the margins of the XII Kiev Security Forum. Arsen Avakov noted that law enforcement officers continue to record the bribery of voters and prevent the distribution of money to vote for one of the candidates for the presidency of Ukraine. “We are preventing the deployment of “election networks”, and I think we act successfully. For example, yesterday it happened in the Chernihiv region.  In Vasilkov, Kyiv... more