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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

Arsen Avakov was appointed the Minister of Internal Affairs in the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine headed by Denys Shmygal.

Two hundred seventy-seven people's deputies voted to approve the appointment of a new composition of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine.  The Verkhovna Rada approved Arsen Avakov for the fifth time as the Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine in the Cabinet of Ministers headed by Denys Shmygal On February 21, 2014, Arsen Avakov, for the first time, was appointed the acting Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine, and on February 27, 2014, - the Minister of Internal Affairs in... more

Statement of the Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine A. Avakov on one more provocation of the Russian Federation using INTERPOL mechanisms

The Russian Federation has continuously abused the mechanisms of the International Criminal Police Organization (ICPO-INTERPOL) to illegally prosecute in other countries of the world our citizens, who opposed the armed aggression of the Russian Federation in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, on the territory of Donetsk and Lugansk regions, protecting the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine. One more such provocation was committed by the law enforcement agencies of the Russian Federation against the citizen of Ukraine S. Melnichuk, former... more

Arsen Avakov: Kyiv police exposed the largest in Ukraine network of Internet drug trafficking

Police detained nine members of an interregional organized criminal group that smuggled, manufactured, and marketed narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances. The Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine Arsen Avakov announced this today, on March 2.  He thanked the metropolitan police for the brilliant special operation. “Police seized some 300 kg of narcotic substances (cocaine, synthetic drugs, salts, Ecstasy tablets, etc.) and more than two tons of precursors with a total cost of  UAH 110 million. A narcotic drug laboratory with... more

An expanded meeting of the National Security and Defense Council dedicated to the control and prevention of coronavirus epidemy was held at the Ministry of Internal Affairs

At all border checkpoints, the SBGS and the Ministry of Health staff will screen the temperature of all persons arriving in Ukraine.  Both agencies work around the clock. Today, on February 25, by order of the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky in the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine was held a coordination meeting on monitoring the situation and preventing coronavirus, chaired by the Secretary of the NSDC Alexei Danilov. The meeting was attended by the Minister of Internal Affairs... more

Arsen Avakov: The project “A khromada police officer” will be scaled throughout the country

The Minister of Internal Affairs Arsen Avakov announced this today, on February 11, during a meeting with the US Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. Kristina Kvien and the Head of Law Enforcement Section of the US Embassy in Ukraine Stephanie Holmes.  “A project to introduce a khromada (local community) police officer is incredibly popular among the population.  There is a demand for this reform from our citizens.  As previously planned, we are increasing the budget, connecting our partners, and shortly we will... more

Arsen Avakov and representatives of the EU Delegation to Ukraine discussed the opening of the EUAM office in Mariupol

The plans for further cooperation between the EU and Ukraine include the inclusion of the SMS and NGU in the mandate of the EU mission, as well as the opening of the EUAM office in Mariupol.  It was announced today, on February 11, by the Minister of Internal Affairs during a meeting with Ambassador of the European Union to Ukraine Matti Maasikas and the Head of EUAM Antti Hartikainen. Arsen Avakov thanked European partners for their comprehensive support for reforms... more

Arsen Avakov: The President of Ukraine discussed the fate of Vitaliy Markiv with the Pope and the leadership of the Italian Republic

Today, on February 8, the Minister of Internal Affairs informed that the case of NGU soldier Vitaliy Markiv is in the center of attention of the Ukrainian delegation. [gallery columns="2" size="medium" ids="56494,56495"] Within the framework of the official visit of the President of Ukraine, negotiations were held in Rome with the President of the Italian Republic Sergio Mattarella and Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte.  In the Vatican, a meeting was held with Pope Francis.  The Minister of Internal Affairs Arsen Avakov... more

Arsen Avakov: Ukrainian police officers will improve their skills under CEPOL programs

Today, on February 5, the Minister of Internal Affairs Arsen Avakov and the Executive Director of CEPOL Detlef Schroeder signed an Agreement between the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine and the European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Training (CEPOL). Arsen Avakov thanked the European colleagues for their educational programs and noted that Ukrainian law enforcement officers are always ready to learn and gain new experience. “Over the past five years, the staff of the Ukrainian police has been renewed... more

Arsen Avakov: we hope to strengthen cooperation with the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia

The Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine Arsen Avakov stated this on January 29, 2020, during a meeting with the newly appointed Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Georgia to Ukraine Teimuraz Sharashenidze. The parties discussed the current state and actual issues of cooperation and initiatives for its further development. The Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine expressed hope that during the term of the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Georgia to Ukraine Teimuraz Sharashenidze, the interaction of the two countries... more

Arsen Avakov: We call on Italy to impartially consider the case of Vitaliy Markiv

The Minister of Internal Affairs informed that today, on January 17, the Ukrainian parliament adopted, as a basis and in whole, the draft resolution No. 2717 “On the Statement of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine in connection with the criminal prosecution of Vitaliy Markiv, the staff sergeant of the National Guard of Ukraine, in the Italian Republic”. Three hundred twenty-three deputies voted in favor of the draft resolution. The Statement says: “The Verkhovna Rada decides: to appeal to the President... more

Arsen Avakov: The detention of the suspects in the murder of Pavel Sheremet allows taking the investigation in this case to a new level

Today, the NPU Main Investigation Department detained suspects in the murder of Pavel Sheremet. With the sanction of the Prosecutor General, a suspicion was declared to the detainees in the murder of a well-known journalist. Soon, the court will choose the appropriate preventive measures. The Minister of Internal Affairs Arsen Avakov announced it today, on December 12, during a briefing at the MIA premises. President Vladimir Zelensky and Attorney General Ruslan Ryaboshapka attended the briefing. The investigation is still ongoing... more