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Arsen Avakov: by the end of the year, the Ministry of Internal Affairs will receive 26 Airbus helicopters

The ministry expects to receive 18 more helicopters for the MIA Unified airborne public safety and security system next year.  Arsen Avakov said this during a meeting with a delegation of the Airbus Group, which took place today, on June 3, at the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine. The event was attended by the Director-General of Ukroboronprom Yuriy Gusev and Deputy Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine Yulia Sviridenko. The parties discussed the progress in implementing... more

Arsen Avakov: Ukraine and Italy are preparing a new Agreement on mutual recognition and exchange of driving licenses

In June 2021, the Co-Chairman of the Ukrainian-Italian Interstate Government Commission, Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine Arsen Avakov, will discuss a new Agreement on the Mutual Recognition of Driving Licenses at a meeting with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Italian Republic Luigi Di Maio. At this stage, the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine and the Ministry of Infrastructure of Italy are finalizing the mutual approval of a new version of the Agreement, which will guarantee the... more

Arsen Avakov: After two years of implementation, the “Gromada police officer” project enjoys the population’s trust of 70%!

Two years ago, the project "Gromada police officer" (POG) was launched in Ukraine, and now 442 police officers already live and work in 279 territorial communities (gromadas) with a total population of almost 3.5 million people. The level of trust in the POG officers is 70%.  The Minister of Internal Affairs Arsen Avakov announced this today, May 28, on his Twitter page. Не informed that 199 future POG officers are currently undergoing training.  By the end of 2022, the project... more

Arsen Avakov: Ukraine and Great Britain introduce a simplified procedure for the exchange of national driver’s licenses

Today, May 20, the "The Driving Licenses Order 2021” Act comes into force in the UK, according to which every citizen of Ukraine legally residing in the UK will be able to exchange his/her Ukrainian driver's license for a similar UK document without passing exams.  The Minister of Internal Affairs Arsen Avakov wrote about this on his Twitter page. According to the "The Driving Licenses (Exchangeable Licences) Order 2021” Act, Ukraine is now included in the list of so-called "Designated... more

After the appeal of Arsen Avakov and the transfer of materials from the Ukrainian Ministry of Internal Affairs, the Italian police detained the pro-Russian militant

As part of Operation Lone Wolf, the Italian police opened criminal proceedings against a 50-year-old Italian citizen, a former police officer from the city of Cagliari, who fought in the Donetsk region as a member of the pro-Russian illegal armed groups. In 2015, he already came to the attention of the Italian law enforcement bodies who were investigating the participation of Italian citizens as mercenaries in illegal armed groups in eastern Ukraine.  Then he managed to escape punishment - he... more

Arsen Avakov: Ukraine and Canada strengthen cooperation in the field of migration and mobility

Today, April 21, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba, the Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine Arsen Avakov, and the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship of Canada Marco Mendicino solemnly opened the first founding meeting of the Ukrainian-Canadian Working Group on Mobility. The Minister of Internal Affairs stated that today started an essential stage in Ukraine's relations with friendly Canada, a country where many Ukrainians live. The working group's agenda includes a wide range of issues... more

Arsen Avakov: The time for unity!

Today, on April 16, Arsen Avakov published his position on the growing military threat from the Russian Federation. “Putin’s regime is once again accumulating military forces near Ukraine's borders, threatening new aggression! Mad dog is again at our gate… We are accustomed to it - we are on our land and will defend ourselves! Today, it is vital to respond to the threat in a level-headed and adequate way - by concentrating all patriotic forces of Ukraine around one common... more

Arsen Avakov: Car dealerships themselves began to register new vehicles

On April 6, a new initiative has been launched in Ukraine - car dealerships have acquired the right to register new vehicles.  The Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine Arsen Avakov announced this. “From now on, you can easily register the purchased new car right at the car dealership and receive a full set of documents and license plates without visiting the MIA service center.  The first car has already been registered today - just in 10 minutes!  Dreams should... more

Ukraine and Qatar signed intergovernmental agreements on cooperation in law enforcement

The signing ceremony took place today, on April 5, as part of the visit of the Ukrainian delegation led by the President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky, to the State of Qatar. “As part of the President of Ukraine's official visit to the State of Qatar, I signed a Memorandum of Cooperation in the field of preventing and combating crime with the Prime Minister - Minister of the Interior of Qatar Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdul Aziz al-Thani.  Further, we... more

Arsen Avakov: Ukraine and France are successfully implementing a joint project of modernization of the JSC Ukrainian Railways

On April 2, a telephone conversation took place between the co-chairs of the Mixed Ukrainian-French Intergovernmental Commission on Economic Cooperation - Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine Arsen Avakov and Minister of Economy, Finance and Economic Recovery of France Bruno Le Maire. The parties discussed intergovernmental interaction issues, the results of the Mixed Ukrainian-French Intergovernmental Commission on Economic Cooperation activities, and a strategy for the further development of cooperation. The parties also discussed the progress of the project to modernize... more

Arsen Avakov: The Milan Court of Appeals has fully acquitted Vitaly Markiv.

The Minister of Internal Affairs Arsen Avakov announced this in the evening of November 3, after the closure of a session of the Court of Appeal of Milan (Italy) in the case of the National Guard soldier Vitaly Markiv.  He was in prison for more than three years on an absurd charge of involvement in the death of Italian journalist Andrea Rockelli.  Throughout this time, the MIA has been working systematically to cancel the unjust sentence. "Markiv is free!  This... more

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