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

Arsen Avakov: To ensure the neutrality of the Ministry of Internal Affairs during the elections, I will not run for the office of people’s deputy of Ukraine.

Today, on May 31, the Minister made an official statement on the MIA position during the extraordinary parliamentary elections in Ukraine: neutrality, equidistance principle and enforcement of the legality, honesty, and transparency of the procedure.  Arsen Avakov stressed that he will not run for parliament and will continue his work to coordinate activities of the executive bodies of the MIA system. “To ensure the observance of the "arm's length" principle and impartiality by the MIA system during parliamentary elections, I... more

Arsen Avakov: We hope that the Italian court will take into account the position of Ukraine in the case of the National Guard fighter V.Markiv

The next court hearing was held today, on May 17, in the city of Pavia (Italy).  The Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine Arsen Avakov arrived in the courtroom to support the National Guard serviceman, who is accused of complicity in the murder of Italian reporter Andrea Rockelli. “I am sure of Vitaliy Markiv’s innocence, and that’s why I’m here today. He is our soldier, and we will not abandon him. I came here to support our soldier and to... more

The court ordered Mikhail Saakashvili to retract false information about Arsen Avakov

According to the decision of the Dneprovskiy district court of the city of Kiev, dated 05.15.2019, Mikhail Saakashvili is obliged to retract the information that the Minister of Internal Affairs Arsen Avakov "has foreign citizenship", as he had earlier stated live at the ZIK TV channel. The court also ordered the Limited Liability Company “Most TV Broadcasting Company” and the Limited Liability Company “New Communications Broadcasting Company” to retract this information. The decision of the Dneprovsky District Court of Kiev,... more

Arsen Avakov: Getting 83 new generation cars Mitsubishi Outlander for NPU is a result of a discount in a contract with Mitsubishi Motors Co under the Kyoto Protocol

Today, on May 14, the Minister of Internal Affairs Arsen Avakov, together with the Minister-Counselor of the Japanese Embassy in Ukraine, handed over to the patrol police 83 latest-generation Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV vehicles. Delivery of these cars produced in 2019 resulted from an additional agreement with Mitsubishi Motors Corporation on a 13% discount to the Agreement on the supply of cars for the National Police of Ukraine under the Kyoto Protocol.  The discount agreement was signed in December 2016 initiated... more

The Ministry of Internal Affairs returns the stolen canvas of Paul Signac “The port of La Rochelle” to France

Today, on April 23, the Minister of Internal Affairs handed to the Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of France to Ukraine Isabelle Dumont the picture of Paul Signac "The port of La Rochelle” (1915), which was stolen by Ukrainian criminals from the museum of Nancy (France). Soon the canvas will return to the museum. The Paul Signac painting "The port of La Rochelle" (1915), worth 1.5 million euros, was stolen from the museum of the French city of Nancy last year. ... more

Arsen Avakov: We have ensured fair and safe elections – this means a new culture of the electoral process!

The Ministry of Internal Affairs handled the tasks it faced: there were no mass violations of public order, and the minor electoral violations recorded did not affect the election results.  The Minister of Internal Affairs is confident that the MIA staff will be able further to provide for calm and order in the country.  He stated this on April 21, 2019, during a meeting with international observers. Before the meeting with the Minister, international experts familiarized themselves with the work... more

Arsen Avakov: Good performance of the criminal investigation department is the foundation of the public safety service

The Minister of the Internal Affairs said it today, on April 15, during the ceremony of awarding of criminal investigation officers on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the creation of the service. “The work of the service is based on three principles: dedication, loyalty to the Ukrainian people and courage.  For most employees, the criminal investigation is their life, a system of values ​​and priorities.  We are a team here. A team of like-minded people, where everyone secures... more