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Arsen Avakov urged candidates and parties to strictly abide by the law and not to destabilize the situation in their electoral constituencies.

Today, on August 8, the Minister of Internal Affairs Arsen Avakov publicly addressed the participants of the election process in connection with the official launch of the election campaign and the start of local elections in Ukraine. He called for these elections to be held precisely, cleanly, and honestly. "In Ukraine, the election campaign has officially launched, and local elections have started. In a few days, the registered candidates will start campaigning.  I want to appeal to all participants in... more

Arsen Avakov: MIA units will ensure security and tranquility in the streets of Uman during Rosh Hashanah

About 3000 pilgrims will visit Uman this year to celebrate Rosh Hashanah.  The Ministry of Internal Affairs will ensure that the celebration is held calmly and securely.  The main tasks of the MIA units for this period are to ensure public order and observance of anti-epidemic restrictions. The Minister of Internal Affairs Arsen Avakov stated this today, on August 7, during a meeting with the head of the National Police Igor Klimenko, Mayor of Uman (Cherkasy region)  Alexander Cebriy, representatives... more

The Cabinet of Ministers has closed the entry to Ukraine for foreigners for a month

To prevent the spread of the second wave of acute respiratory disease СOVID-19 on the territory of Ukraine, the government supported the initiative of the Ministry of Internal Affairs - to restrict the entry of foreigners into the country from 00:00 hours on August 29 to 00:00 hours on September 28.  The Minister of Internal Affairs Arsen Avakov announced this today, on August 26. "MIA proposes to amend the CMU Decree № 641 "On the establishment of quarantine and the... more

Minister of Internal Affairs met with the chief editor of the Kyiv bureau of Radio Liberty.

Today, on August 26, Minister of Internal Affairs Arsen Avakov held a meeting with Inna Kuznetsova, editor-in-chief of the Kyiv bureau of Radio Liberty, and lawyer Oksana Maksymeniuk. The meeting was also attended by the Deputy Minister Anton Gerashchenko, the First Deputy Head of the National Police Yevhen Koval, the Head of the NPU Criminal Investigation Department Vadim Dzyubinsky, and the Director of the MIA Communications Department Artem Shevchenko. The editor-in-chief and the lawyer were informed, according to the current... more

Arsen Avakov: I call on the Belarusian people to take the provocation by Russian mercenaries from the Wagner PMC seriously

The Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine Arsen Avakov informed that the law enforcement agencies of Ukraine would pass on to their Belarusian colleagues information confirming the criminal activities of the Wagner PMC militants on the territory of Ukraine. The head of MIA emphasized that he regards the information about the detention near Minsk of militants from the Russian private military company "Wagner" as an extremely dangerous precedent, indicating the intention of foreign interference in the internal affairs of independent... more

Arsen Avakov: We will help an injured soldier of “Lugansk-1” battalion Leonid Ovdiuk to get back in the ranks faster.

Today, on July 16, the Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine Arsen Avakov and the head of the National Police Ihor Klimenko visited in the MIA hospital the commander of the intelligence company of the "Lugansk-1" police battalion, senior lieutenant of police Leonid Ovdiuk, codename "Svoyak", who on May 20 was seriously injured while patrolling the demarcation line in Lugansk region. Two months ago, while carrying out a combat mission to patrol the demarcation line along the Severski Donets river... more

Arsen Avakov: adoption of a law to increase responsibility for traffic violations – a way to reduce mortality on the roads

The Verkhovna Rada supported in the first reading the bill to strengthen the responsibility of drivers for driving under the influence and speeding.  The bill was approved today, on July 13, during an extraordinary session of Parliament initiated by the President. Two hundred eighty-two people's deputies voted in favor. Draft Law No. 2695 "On Amendments to Certain Legislative Acts of Ukraine to Strengthen Liability for Certain Offences in the Field of Road Safety" proposes to increase liability for violations of... more

The 6th anniversary of the liberation of the eastern Ukraine cities was celebrated at the Mount Karachun.

Six years ago, on July 5-6, 2014, thanks to the successful actions of the military, National Guardsmen and fighters of Voluntary battalions, the cities of Sloviansk, Kramatorsk, Druzhkovka, Konstantinovka and other settlements of the northern part of Donbas were liberated from the pro-Russian occupation. Mount Karachun has become a symbol of the struggle of the Ukrainian people for freedom: because of its crucial strategic importance,  the fiercest battles of 2014 took place in the area. From April to July 2014,... more

Arsen Avakov: Humanitarian aid for SES from Italy goes directly from the airport to the affected areas of Ukraine.

Ukraine has received humanitarian aid from Italy to overcome the consequences of the floods.  Due to severe weather conditions in Ivano-Frankivsk, a special flight from Rome landed in Lviv. The Italian Republic has handed over special equipment and gear for Ukrainian rescuers who are involved in emergency response in western regions of Ukraine. Italian humanitarian aid includes motor pumps (floating and mobile), boats, power plants, chainsaws, life jackets, fire hoses, tents, and other specialized equipment and outfit.  All this will... more

Cabinet of Ministers ratified the Agreement with the Government of Turkey on Mutual Recognition and Exchange of Driving Licenses

Now the citizens of Ukraine and Turkey can exchange their national driver's licenses under a simplified procedure that does not require a repeated examination. Today, on July 1, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine ratified the Agreement with the Government of the Republic of Turkey on mutual recognition and exchange of national driving licenses, signed on February 3, 2020.  According to the Agreement, the mechanism provided by it comes into force six months after its signing. The Agreement provides an... more

Arsen Avakov: extraordinary security measures are introduced in Subcarpathia and Bukovyna

In Ivano-Frankivsk and Chernivtsi regions, flash floods began due to sharp deterioration of weather conditions and heavy rains. A second - orange - weather warning has been announced. The water level in mountain rivers rises to two meters. To coordinate emergency response, the Minister of Internal Affairs Arsen Avakov held a conference call on June 22 with the participation of the heads of the territorial divisions of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the respective regions. According to operational data,... more

Arsen Avakov: The government resumed pedestrian and car traffic at the checkpoints Dolsk and Vilcha

Due to the weakening of quarantine measures, the government is opening for Ukrainian citizens two more checkpoints on the border of Ukraine with Belarus: in the Kyiv region - "Vilcha", and in the Volyn region - "Dolsk".  Such a decision was made today, on June 17, at a meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers. The Minister of Internal Affairs initiated amendments to the order of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine No. 288-r dated March 13, 2020, "On the temporary... more