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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

Arsen Avakov: MIA is strengthening cooperation with Turkey to counter organized and international crime

The Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine held a working meeting with Celal Uzynkaya, the Head of the General Directorate of Security of the Republic of Turkey. The parties discussed various aspects of cooperation in law enforcement, in particular, the continuation of methodological assistance and logistical support to the National Police of Ukraine by the Turkish side. The Minister of Internal Affairs announced that a group of Ukrainian police officers would soon go to study in the Republic of Turkey.... more

Arsen Avakov: We will not tolerate the seizure of agricultural enterprises land by impostors!

The Minister of Internal Affairs reported on the prevention of attempted hostile takeover of farmland in Shepetivka village of Khmelnitsky region.  On October 15, a group of unknown young people penetrated the territory of an agricultural enterprise to capture it.  Police detained 25 persons. The investigation has established that the "mercenaries" arrived from Kiev. “Again an attempt of a hostile takeover of the agricultural enterprise “Svarog” in Shepetivka village of Khmelnitsky region.  25 ‘wiseheads’ arrived for the "guest performance" -... more

Arsen Avakov met with representatives of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Kiev and Moscow Patriarchates

The Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine Arsen Avakov met with the Archbishop of Chernigov and Nezhin Evstratiy (Zorya), Head of the Department of Information of the Kyiv Patriarchate and Secretary of the Holy Synod of the UOC-KP, and Metropolitan Onufry, Primate of the UOC-MP. During the meetings, parties discussed the issues of ensuring public security and law and order, prevention of provocations, violent actions and manifestations of religious hatred and intolerance in the process of settling inter-church relations in... more

Arsen Avakov: Memorandum of Intentions between the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine and the California National Guard of is a step forward for both agencies

Today, on October 9, 2018, the Minister of Internal Affairs Arsen Avakov and Commander of the California National Guard (USA) David Baldwin signed a Memorandum of Intent providing for a whole range of cooperation programs with the National Police, the National Guard, the State Emergency Service and the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine. Within the framework of the Memorandum, the parties agreed on several key areas of cooperation. The Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine and the National Guard... more

Arsen Avakov: Ukraine and Great Britain will jointly counter the hybrid threats from Russia

On October 2, the Minister of the Internal Affairs Arsen Avakov met with the Minister for Security of Great Britain Ben Wallace, who arrived in Ukraine on a working visit.  The parties agreed on comprehensive cooperation in law enforcement, including the exchange of experience, mutual access to specialized databases and joined efforts in countering hybrid threats, including cyber attacks. The Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine stressed that Russian aggression consists not only of direct military action but also an... more

Arsen Avakov: We are strengthening the system of fighting international crime – Ukraine joins the Romanian-Moldovan Joint Contact Center “Galați”

Ukrainian law enforcers, border guards, and customs officers are now able to quickly exchange with their Romanian and Moldovan counterparts information about the situation on the border and any attempts to commit illegal actions.  The Minister of Internal Affairs Arsen Avakov announced this today, on September 28, 2018. The agreement between the Governments of Romania and Moldova was signed on May 31, 2011, and open for accession by other states.  The Romanian and Moldovan parties have consented in principle for... more

Arsen Avakov: Pilots for the MIA aviation security system will be trained at the Kremenchug Flight College

The Minister of Internal affairs announced this today, on September 25, during his working visit to the Poltava region. "Kremenchug Flight College will become the main base for training pilots, technical and service personnel of the MIA aviation security system.  Also, our specialists will take special training courses in France at the educational centers of the firm Airbus Helicopters.  We will receive a qualitatively new level of specialists who will perform the tasks of medical aero-evacuation, conduct search and rescue,... more

Arsen Avakov: Until the end of 2018 the Ministry of Internal Affairs will receive four new powerful helicopters

Three helicopters for the State Emergency Service and one for the National Guard of Ukraine will be delivered within the framework of the Ukrainian-French contract.  The Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine announced this today, on September 25, during his working trip to Chernihiv region. The head of MIA inspected the work of the special aviation detachment (SAZ)  of the SES Operational and Rescue Service for Civil Protection in the city of Nezhin.  This detachment, alone or in cooperation with... more

Arsen Avakov: Modern equipment, up-to-date technologies, and high motivation will ensure the efficient work of the law enforcement system of Ukraine!

The Minister of Internal Affairs stated this during the delivery of vehicles and computer equipment to the staff of the NPU Nizhin office in the Chernihiv region. The head of MIA stressed that every police officer is a part of a large project to reform the law enforcement sector: "Gradually we are renovating regional police units; we are changing mentality, approaches, methods, and staffing.  This process is complicated by the fact that we live in the post-Soviet country with a... more

Arsen Avakov: Ukraine and Qatar will exchange experience in the field of public security and training of the special police forces

Today, on September 24, 2018, the Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine Arsen Avakov met with the newly appointed Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the State of Qatar to Ukraine Hadi Al Hajri. During the meeting, the parties discussed the prospects of the Ukrainian-Qatar cooperation in the area of public safety.  In particular, Ukraine and Qatar are interested in cooperation in the field of cybersecurity, as well as in sharing experience on the methods and practice of training special police... more

The State Migration Service of Ukraine issued a ten millionth biometric passport

Already a quarter of Ukraine's population has felt the benefits of the visa-free regime and the ability to travel to 90 countries without hindrance.  During the year over six million Ukrainian citizens traveled abroad using new passports. Today, on September 21, in Kiev, in the premises of the Center for Servicing Citizens "Passport Service" of the State Enterprise "Document" a solemn presentation of a ten millionth biometric passport took place. The official ceremony was attended by the President of Ukraine... more