Arsen Avakov: I call on the Belarusian people to take the provocation by Russian mercenaries from the Wagner PMC seriously

The Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine Arsen Avakov informed that the law enforcement agencies of Ukraine would pass on to their Belarusian colleagues information confirming the criminal activities of the Wagner PMC militants on the territory of Ukraine. The head of MIA emphasized that he regards the information about the detention near Minsk of militants from the Russian private military company "Wagner" as an extremely dangerous precedent, indicating the intention of foreign interference in the internal affairs of independent... more

Arsen Avakov: We will help an injured soldier of “Lugansk-1” battalion Leonid Ovdiuk to get back in the ranks faster.

Today, on July 16, the Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine Arsen Avakov and the head of the National Police Ihor Klimenko visited in the MIA hospital the commander of the intelligence company of the "Lugansk-1" police battalion, senior lieutenant of police Leonid Ovdiuk, codename "Svoyak", who on May 20 was seriously injured while patrolling the demarcation line in Lugansk region. Two months ago, while carrying out a combat mission to patrol the demarcation line along the Severski Donets river... more

Arsen Avakov: adoption of a law to increase responsibility for traffic violations – a way to reduce mortality on the roads

The Verkhovna Rada supported in the first reading the bill to strengthen the responsibility of drivers for driving under the influence and speeding.  The bill was approved today, on July 13, during an extraordinary session of Parliament initiated by the President. Two hundred eighty-two people's deputies voted in favor. Draft Law No. 2695 "On Amendments to Certain Legislative Acts of Ukraine to Strengthen Liability for Certain Offences in the Field of Road Safety" proposes to increase liability for violations of... more

The 6th anniversary of the liberation of the eastern Ukraine cities was celebrated at the Mount Karachun.

Six years ago, on July 5-6, 2014, thanks to the successful actions of the military, National Guardsmen and fighters of Voluntary battalions, the cities of Sloviansk, Kramatorsk, Druzhkovka, Konstantinovka and other settlements of the northern part of Donbas were liberated from the pro-Russian occupation. Mount Karachun has become a symbol of the struggle of the Ukrainian people for freedom: because of its crucial strategic importance,  the fiercest battles of 2014 took place in the area. From April to July 2014,... more

Arsen Avakov: Humanitarian aid for SES from Italy goes directly from the airport to the affected areas of Ukraine.

Ukraine has received humanitarian aid from Italy to overcome the consequences of the floods.  Due to severe weather conditions in Ivano-Frankivsk, a special flight from Rome landed in Lviv. The Italian Republic has handed over special equipment and gear for Ukrainian rescuers who are involved in emergency response in western regions of Ukraine. Italian humanitarian aid includes motor pumps (floating and mobile), boats, power plants, chainsaws, life jackets, fire hoses, tents, and other specialized equipment and outfit.  All this will... more

Cabinet of Ministers ratified the Agreement with the Government of Turkey on Mutual Recognition and Exchange of Driving Licenses

Now the citizens of Ukraine and Turkey can exchange their national driver's licenses under a simplified procedure that does not require a repeated examination. Today, on July 1, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine ratified the Agreement with the Government of the Republic of Turkey on mutual recognition and exchange of national driving licenses, signed on February 3, 2020.  According to the Agreement, the mechanism provided by it comes into force six months after its signing. The Agreement provides an... more

Arsen Avakov: extraordinary security measures are introduced in Subcarpathia and Bukovyna

In Ivano-Frankivsk and Chernivtsi regions, flash floods began due to sharp deterioration of weather conditions and heavy rains. A second - orange - weather warning has been announced. The water level in mountain rivers rises to two meters. To coordinate emergency response, the Minister of Internal Affairs Arsen Avakov held a conference call on June 22 with the participation of the heads of the territorial divisions of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the respective regions. According to operational data,... more

Arsen Avakov: The government resumed pedestrian and car traffic at the checkpoints Dolsk and Vilcha

Due to the weakening of quarantine measures, the government is opening for Ukrainian citizens two more checkpoints on the border of Ukraine with Belarus: in the Kyiv region - "Vilcha", and in the Volyn region - "Dolsk".  Such a decision was made today, on June 17, at a meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers. The Minister of Internal Affairs initiated amendments to the order of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine No. 288-r dated March 13, 2020, "On the temporary... more

The Cabinet of Ministers has limited the movement of large-size vehicles at temperatures above 28 ℃

To prevent the destruction of road surfaces, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine decided to limit during a period of high air temperature, the movement of trucks weighing more than 24 tons from 8:00 to 20:00.  The Minister of internal Affairs Arsen Avakov announced this during a government meeting on Wednesday, June 17. From June 20 to August 31, the State Service of Ukraine for Transport Safety and the National Police (together with the SBU subject to its consent) will... more

Arsen Avakov announced that the Zaporizhzhia enterprises will be contracted to implement large-scale projects of the MIA

Today, on June 12, the Minister of Internal Affairs Arsen Avakov informed about a preparation of a major contract between the government and JSC Motor Sich, under which the company will produce helicopters for the State Emergency Service.  The Minister announced this at a briefing for journalists during a working visit to Zaporizhzhya by a delegation headed by the Deputy Head of the Office of the President, which also included the Prosecutor General of Ukraine Iryna Venediktova, the Head of... more

Arsen Avakov: gentlemen who are used to live according to bandit rules must forget about their habits!

As part of a working visit to Zaporizhzhya, the Minister of Internal Affairs Arsen Avakov today, on June 12, commented on the criminal situation in the Zaporizhzhya region. According to Avakov, in some small cities and in Zaporizhzhya itself, “gang groups became impudent”. “They consider themselves to be a kind of givenness in the normal order of life.  Today we are here to professionally discuss how to make mob rules and criminal showdowns a matter of the past - for... more

Arsen Avakov: During the first ten days of photo and video recording of traffic violations, the number of speeding has halved.

The Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine Arsen Avakov announced the results of the first ten days of work in Kyiv and Kyiv region of the system of automatic photo and video recording of speed regime violations. "10 days of work of the system of automatic recording of violations of speed mode in Kyiv and Kyiv region: the number of violations reduced by half, 7399 fines were paid, UAH 1431000 was credited to the State Treasury.  Let's support the trend... more