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Arsen Avakov: The Ministry of Internal Affairs is ready to ensure security in the liberated territories when the Russian Federation will cede to us control over the border

The Ukrainian delegation takes a firm stand: local elections in the Donbas can take place only after Ukraine regains control of its eastern border and after the disarmament of the militants. Russia, however, insists on holding early elections before ceding to Ukraine the control over the border. It was reported by the Minister of Internal Affairs Arsen Avakov, who was a member of the official delegation of Ukraine at a "Norman Four" leaders meeting to resolve the situation in the... more

Arsen Avakov: Russia systematically uses Interpol mechanisms for the political persecution of Ukrainian citizens

The Minister of Internal Affairs Arsen Avakov stated this today, on November 9, commenting on the detention of Ukrainian citizen Igor Mazur by the Polish law enforcement agencies at the border checkpoint Yagodin-Dorogusk. The reason for the detention was the announcement published by the Russian Federation on the Interpol information system and requiring the tracking of Mazur with a view to his arrest and subsequent extradition to Russia. Thus, the Russian Federation violated Article 3 of the Interpol Constitution, which... more

Arsen Avakov: The National Police has enough forces to ensure order and security in the town of Zolote and respond to possible provocations

The Minister of Internal Affairs Arsen Avakov informed that the patrols of the National Police, reinforced by national guardsmen, were established in Zolote due to the start of troops disengagement in this area. Besides, special police centers have been set up in localities to assist citizens. Now the situation in the areas of troops disengagement is calm, and the MIA forces fully control the order and public safety. Today, on October 29, 2019, at 12.00,  the process of the simultaneous... more

Arsen Avakov: Additional investigation in the Markiv case will provide the Italian court with evidence of the National guardsman’s innocence

The Ministry of Internal Affairs is looking for additional evidence of the innocence of the Ukrainian guardsman Vitaliy Markiv of the death of the Italian journalist Andrea Rockelli.  Today, on October 29, on the margins of the investment forum, “Re: Think. Invest in Ukraine ”in Mariupol, the Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine held a working meeting on the Vitaliy Markiv case with the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Italian Republic to Ukraine Davide La Cecilia. Arsen Avakov informed... more

Arsen Avakov: The feat of law enforcement officers who gave their lives in the line of duty will forever remain in our hearts

Today, August 22, is Memorial Day of law enforcement officers who died in the line of duty.  According to tradition, as a sign of eternal memory and respect, in Kyiv near the monument on Solomenskaya Square, the Minister of Internal Affairs Arsen Avakov, heads of the MIA structural divisions, MIA veterans and family members of the victims paid tribute to all those who lost their lives serving the Law and Order. “The profession of law enforcement is always associated with... more

Arsen Avakov: we managed to eliminate the difficulties when crossing the border by citizens of Ukraine and Israel

The Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine Arsen Avakov and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during an official visit by an Israeli politician to Kyiv discussed the situation that arises when Ukrainian and Israeli citizens cross the borders of both countries. Arsen Avakov stated that thanks to the joint and consistent work of law enforcement agencies of Ukraine and Israel, it became possible to solve the problem of crossing the borders of both countries.  After the signing in this July... more

International observers noted a high level of enforcing the legitimacy of the electoral process in Ukraine

The Ministry of Internal Affairs has developed effective mechanisms to enforce the legitimacy of the electoral procedure, taking into account experience earned during the presidential elections and is ready to counter any possible threats. Ukrainian law enforcement bodies are ready to share their experience with foreign colleagues. Today, on July 21, 2019,  the Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine and the head of the National Police held a meeting with representatives of international organizations and partner countries that monitor the... more

Arsen Avakov: It is necessary to declassify most positions of the state defense procurement in Ukraine

In the next fiscal year, the number of classified positions in the state defense order will be significantly reduced, which will facilitate transparent competitive procurement. The Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine Arsen Avakov stated this today, on July 5: “It has already been said that it is necessary to declassify a large number of positions of the state defense order since the designation "secret" often hides various corrupt schemes.  During its recent meeting the NSDC decided that in the... more

Arsen Avakov: We need trust and balance between the police, the prosecutor’s office, and the courts to change the law enforcement system

The Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine announced this today, on July 4, 2019, in a speech at the annual International Ukraine Reform Conference, which is taking place this year in Toronto (Canada). “Five years ago, we started the reform process in the Ministry of Internal Affairs. We set a goal to change the working principle of law enforcement from “punish and provide criminal cover” to “serve and protect”. At this time, after the Revolution of Dignity, the militiamen could... more

Arsen Avakov and the Minister of National Defence of Canada agreed to expand cooperation in the field of security

Today, on July 4, 2019, the Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine met with the Minister of National Defence of Canada Harjit Sajjan at the International Ukraine Reform Conference, which takes place in Toronto, Canada. "With the Minister of National Defence of Canada, we discussed the interaction of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and the National Guard of Ukraine with the Canadian Armed Forces and the purchase of new military equipment", - said the head of the MIA. During the... more

Arsen Avakov: I urge all candidates to campaign in accordance with the law and cooperate with the Ministry of Internal Affairs

The Ministry of Internal Affairs will provide for the secure and legal procedure of early elections of people's deputies of Ukraine.  The Minister of the Internal Affairs Arsen Avakov stated this today, on June 13, 2019, during a video conference call with the management of the MIA system. The Minister noted that democracy is, first of all, impeccable adherence to the procedure; therefore he called on all candidates to conduct the election campaign honestly, to avoid using dubious and illegal... more

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