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Police detained members of an armed gang involved in a shootout in Brovary

On June 2, as part of a criminal proceeding into the banditry, employees of the Criminal Investigation Department of Kyiv regional police jointly with special forces detained in the capital, Brovary and Irpen 13 persons led by a criminal kingpin nicknamed "Viha" or "Zhuravel" (Crane).  They are suspected of banditry and attempted premeditated murder of two or more persons. Investigation of the armed clash in Brovary established that it was these armed people who "acted" on the part of local... more

Arsen Avakov: 20 participants in the shootout in Brovary already arrested, next in line are instigators

The court selected for suspects preventive measure in the form of 60-day detention without the right to bail. Suspicion was declared to two persons in absentia, and they were put on the wanted list. Now is the turn of the instigators of the crime. The Minister of Internal Affairs Arsen Avakov announced this today, on June 1. "The court decided to choose for 20 suspects in the case of shooting in Brovary a preventive measure in the form of 60-day... more

The Minister of Internal Affairs reported to the President of Ukraine about the police actions regarding the shootout in Brovary

The Minister of Internal Affairs Arsen Avakov at a meeting with the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky and the Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmygal reported on the work of the police to detain suspects in the armed conflict in Brovary (Kyiv region). The minister informed that the clash occurred between employees of companies involved in passenger transportation in Brovary.  According to one version of the investigation, this conflict could be caused by the corruption dealings during the tender on... more

Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs thanked Ukrainian doctors for their help in the fight against COVID-19

The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Italy Luigi Di Maio thanked the doctors from 11 countries, including Ukraine, who helped fight the coronavirus pandemic and are now returning home.  The Head of the MIA Arsen Avakov wrote about this on his Twitter page. Today, on April 23, after a three-week mission, a group of volunteer doctors from the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the Ministry of Health returned to Ukraine. The Ukrainian team consisted of two groups of 10 people... more

Arsen Avakov: From today e-passport is available to every Ukrainian citizen!

From today, every citizen of Ukraine can use the mobile application "DIIA" in his smartphone to get digital images of his ID-card and biometric foreign passport to confirm the identity and get online services.  Ukraine is the fourth in Europe and the tenth in the world country by the level of implementation of digital documents.  The Minister of Internal Affairs announced this today, on April 22, during an online presentation of the "Digital passport", which was attended by the Ukrainian... more

Arsen Avakov: We are considering two versions of fires origins in the Zhytomyr province – dry hot winds and deliberate arson.

The Minister of Internal Affairs stated this today, on April 19, during a meeting of the operational headquarters on the liquidation of the emergency (ES) in the city of Ovruch, Zhytomyr province. The meeting was attended by the Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine Andriy Yermak, the Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council Alexey Danilov, the Head of the State Emergency Service of Ukraine Nikolay Chechetkin, chief managers of the Zhytomyr province and the State... more

Arsen Avakov: the curve of virus spread in Ukraine today is one of the most acceptable in Europe.

The quarantine activities may be relaxed in the second half of May, provided that everyone adheres to the established restrictions. The state is doing everything it can to support its citizens. The Minister of Internal Affairs Arsen Avakov described the situation in the country on his Facebook page today, on April 10. "With each passing day, we are better prepared to mitigate the blow of the pandemic, which means we will be able to keep more people healthy and alive...... more

Arsen Avakov: The NGU plane delivered five thousand liters of disinfectants to Italy.

Today, on April 8, the plane of the National Guard of Ukraine was sent to Rome from the airport "Kyiv" (Zhulyany):  the Ministry of Internal Affairs handed over five thousand liters of disinfection liquids to Italian doctors.  The Minister of Internal Affairs Arsen Avakov announced this. "Every day, Italian medics fight for the lives not only of their citizens but also members of the numerous Ukrainian diaspora.  According to the Ukrainian Embassy in Italy, four Ukrainians died from complications of... more

Arsen Avakov: Ukraine has sent 20 physicians to help fight the coronavirus in Italy.

These doctors - anesthesiologists, resuscitators, and infectious disease specialists - work in the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the Ministry of Health. All of them volunteered to help Italian colleagues.  The mission will last 14 days.  According to the Minister of Internal Affairs, in a few days Ukraine will also send a resuscitation helicopter and a humanitarian cargo of disinfectants to Italy. Arsen Avakov announced this at a briefing on April 4 when a medical team was departing to Italy.... more

The Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs: Italy will never forget it!

Today, on April 4, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Italy Luigi Di Maio met a mission of Ukrainian doctors at the plane's ramp and personally thanked them for their cooperation.  Twenty Ukrainian medical volunteers will assist in the fight against coronavirus in hospitals of the Marche region in the center of Italy. "Doctors and nurses from Ukraine have just arrived.  They are mainly anesthesiologists and specialists in intensive care.  Yesterday I talked to the Minister of Health of Ukraine,... more

Arsen Avakov: Ukraine can send a team of doctors to Italy to share experience in fighting the pandemic.

Today, on April 1, at a daily meeting on combating the spread of coronavirus, headed by the President of Ukraine, the Minister of Internal Affairs Arsen Avakov informed that Italy had asked Ukraine for help.  Italy needs medical workers.  During the meeting, Volodymyr Zelensky said that it would be good to provide Italy with a team of several medical specialists before the disease reaches its peak in Ukraine. "Medics will return home with invaluable experience in fighting the pandemic. However,... more

Arsen Avakov: since March 28, passenger air transportation abroad is stopped in Ukraine

The Minister of Internal Affairs Arsen Avakov announced it during a briefing today, on March 25. "Today 22 planes arrived in Ukraine.  I insist that the air service should be stopped.  With all due respect to the citizens of Ukraine - it is necessary to put an end to it.  In Kyiv, for example, 31 of 34 infected people are tourists who have returned from other countries.  Chartered planes will be arriving in Ukraine until Friday. And on the night... more