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Arsen Avakov: Representative of South Korea is elected the President of INTERPOL! This is our common victory! Glory to Ukraine!

At the 87th session of INTERPOL, which was held in Dubai (UAE) on November 18-21, 2018, the new president of this largest international police organization was elected.  It is the representative of the Republic of Korea, Mr. KIM Jong Yang.  But before the session, everybody considered the main contender for this post the representative of the Russian Federation, Alexander Prokopchuk, Vice-President of INTERPOL. Ukraine and some other countries sharply opposed the possible election of Mr. Prokopchuk as the president of... more

Arsen Avakov: Ukraine and Qatar signed a declaration on police cooperation

Today, on November 1, 2018, the head of the National Police of Ukraine Sergey Knyazev and the Director General of Public Security (Chief of Police) of the State of Qatar Major General Saad bin Jassim Al Kulaifi signed a joint Declaration of Intent between the Ministry of Interior of the State of Qatar and the National Police of Ukraine. The Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine Arsen Avakov informed that the document provides for cooperation in the fight against transnational... more

Arsen Avakov on the sanctions of the Russian Federation: Nor sanctions, nor criminal cases will break millions of Ukrainians

According to Arsen Avakov, the sanctions list of the RF government will not affect either those who are on this list or millions of citizens of Ukraine. On October 22, 2018, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed Decree No. 592 “On the introduction of the special economic measures related to the unfriendly actions of Ukraine concerning citizens and legal entities of the Russian Federation”. On November 1, 2018, the Russian government adopted Resolution No. 1300 “On measures to implement the Decree... more

Arsen Avakov: On November 2, 2018, Ukraine and Qatar will launch a visa-free regime

On October 31, 2018, in Doha, the Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine Arsen Avakov and the Prime Minister of Qatar, Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani, confirmed the successful completion of the procedures for the introduction of a visa-free regime from November 2, 2018. Reference Qatar is a state (emirate) in the Middle East, located on the Qatar Peninsula in the northeastern part of the Arabian Peninsula.  Qatar is one of the richest countries in the world,... more

Arsen Avakov: We systematically implement the up-to-date technologies in the law enforcement system of Ukraine

The Minister of the Internal Affairs said this today, on October 31, during a visit to the 12th International exhibition of homeland security MILIPOL Qatar 2018.   The Minister of Internal Affairs Arsen Avakov and the head of the National Police Sergei Knyazev noted the relevance for Ukraine of the latest developments in the field of security, in particular, the latest models of UAVs and police robots. “We are not interested in just equipment; we are striving to implement the... more

Arsen Avakov: We are ready to share our experience in countering security threats with colleagues from Qatar

On October 31, 2018, a delegation of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine headed by the Minister of Internal Affairs visited Qatar.  During the meeting between Arsen Avakov and Qatar’s Prime Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani the parties confirmed their intention to sign a framework agreement on law enforcement cooperation between the heads of police agencies of Ukraine and Qatar.  It will aim at a joint fight against cybercrime and drug trafficking.  Ukraine will also... more

Arsen Avakov: Ukraine will be represented at the INTERPOL Global Complex for Innovation in Singapore

This was discussed on October 29, 2018, during a meeting of the Ukrainian delegation with representatives of the INTERPOL Global Complex for Innovation in Singapore. The Ukrainian delegation, headed by the Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine Arsen Avakov, includes the head of the National Police of Ukraine (NPU) Sergey Knyazev, the head of the NPU Department for International Police Cooperation Vasily Nevolja and the head of the NPU Department of Cyberpolice Sergey Demedyuk. Ms. Wu Chor Ping, Assistant Director,... more

Arsen Avakov: Ukraine and Singapore have agreed on cooperation in the field of cybersecurity

This was discussed on October 29, 2018, during a meeting between the Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine Arsen Avakov and the Deputy Prime Minister, Co-ordinating Minister for National Security of Singapore, Teo Chee Hean. “We see that counteraction and fight against crimes in cyberspace are very important for you.  Ukraine has extensive experience in this field, and we are ready to share information.  We, in turn, are interested in the experience of Singapore in the fight against such financial... more

Arsen Avakov: Ukraine and Australia agreed to counter cross-border cyber threats jointly

During the working visit of the Ukrainian delegation to Australia, a meeting was held between the Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine Arsen Avakov and the Minister for Home Affairs of Australia Peter Dutton.  The parties agreed to develop a joint program of systemic interaction to combat terrorism and cybercrime. The meeting was also attended by the head of the National Police of Ukraine Sergey Knyazev and the Australian Federal Police Commissioner Andrew Colvin. As the Minister of Internal Affairs... more

Ukrainian police officers will be trained by the intensive training program of the Australian Federal Police

The program includes the management of investigations of serious crimes.  This was agreed today, on October 24, 2018, by the Minister of Internal Affairs Arsen Avakov during his visit to the Australian Federal Police College. The AFP College is located in Canberra.  It provides a full course of training for police personnel at all levels - from recruits to senior officers.  A basic training course lasts six months.  The duration of further training depends on the chosen specialization. “The main... more

Arsen Avakov held a working meeting with US Assistant Secretary of State Kirsten Madison

On October 19, 2018, the Minister of Internal Affairs Arsen Avakov met with Kirsten Madison, the US Assistant Secretary of State for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs. “The USA is a reliable partner of the Ministry of Internal Affairs in the development of the law enforcement system.  We fruitfully cooperate in all areas of our work.  The National Guard of Ukraine conducts joint exercises with the California National Guard, in particular, on countering chemical and nuclear threats.  American experts... more

Arsen Avakov expressed his condolences in connection with the death of two pilots of the Su-27 in the Vinnitsa region

The Minister of Internal Affairs Arsen Avakov expressed his condolences in connection with the tragic death of pilots of the Su-27 fighter. The tragedy happened in the peaceful sky over the Vinnitsa region, during a training flight within the Clean Sky 2018 international exercises. Two pilots were killed in the crash: Col. Ivan Petrenko, Deputy Commander of the East Air Command of the Air Forces of Ukraine Armed Forces, and Lt.Col. Seth "Jethro" Nehring, a fighter pilot with the California... more