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Arsen Avakov: During four years the National Guard of Ukraine has become a real advanced stronghold of its country

The Minister of Internal Affairs Arsen Avakov said it during the celebration of the fourth anniversary of the creation of the National Guard of Ukraine.  This special ceremony took place in the village Staroe, Kiev region, in the territory of a multipurpose training center.  In this center, the NGU combat units are being trained, and there are plans to organize here a drill training for joint interdepartmental special operations. The ceremony was attended by the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko,... more

Arsen Avakov: The level of trust of Ukrainian people to the National Guard is 50%, which indicates the high professionalism of servicemen

Today, on March 23, 2018, the Minister of Internal Affairs congratulated the servicemen on the occasion of the fourth anniversary of the creation of the National Guard of Ukraine.  27 national guards were rewarded with state and departmental awards. "I would like to congratulate you on the fourth anniversary of the creation of the National Guard.  I want to note that the level of trust of the Ukrainian people to the National Guard amounts to 50%, which is clear evidence... more

Arsen Avakov: We signed an agreement to purchase 55 modern French helicopters to create a mobile helicopter service

The Ministry of Internal Affairs will replenish its aircraft fleet by 55 helicopters, produced by the company "Airbus Helicopters". They will form the basis of the MIA modern mobile helicopter service. Today, on March 23, 2018, the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine and the Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs of France signed a Declaration of Intention to Develop Bilateral Cooperation. The document was signed by the Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine Arsen Avakov and the Minister of... more

Arsen Avakov: With the Ambassador of the Republic of Italy, we agreed to expand cooperation in law enforcement, in particular, in countering organized crime

On March 20, 2018, Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine Arsen Avakov held a working meeting with Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Italian Republic in Ukraine Davide La Cecilia.  The parties discussed the expansion of bilateral cooperation between law enforcement agencies of both countries, in particular, in combating organized crime.  "We look forward to continuing constructive cooperation and active support of Ukraine's efforts in reforming the civil security sector on the part of the Republic of Italy.  Italy plays... more

Arsen Avakov: to hold illegal elections in sovereign Ukrainian territory in violation of all norms of international law is unacceptable!

Today, on March 16, 2018, the Minister of Internal Affairs Arsen Avakov summoned Mr.Vorob'jev, the chargé d'affaires ad interim of the Russian Federation in Ukraine, to the Ministry of Internal Affairs. The head of MIA informed Russian diplomat of the official position of the Ukrainian side concerning March 18, 2018, elections of the President of RF. Below is the MIA official position: Statement of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine in connection with the elections of the President of... more

Arsen Avakov met with the Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians Garegin II

The meeting was held on March 16, 2018, during a two-day visit of the Patriarch to Ukraine.  The parties discussed issues related to the life of the numerous Armenian community in Ukraine. Arsen Avakov, together with His Holiness Garegin II and Head of the Ukrainian Diocese of the Armenian Apostolic Church Bishop Markos Oganesyan, took part in the conference of the Union of Armenians of Ukraine. During his visit to Kyiv, the Head of the Armenian Apostolic Church took part... more

Arsen Avakov: The Government of Japan will provide the National Police of Ukraine with equipment for digital radio communication

The Government of Japan, together with the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS), will deliver the equipment for digital radio communications to the Main Directorate of the National Police of Ukraine in the Sumy region.  The parties have reached this agreement on March 15, 2018, during the meeting of the Minister of Internal Affairs Arsen Avakov with the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to Ukraine Shigeki Sumi. "Japan is a reliable partner in all projects of the Ministry... more

The Cabinet of Ministers supported the initiative of Arsen Avakov to ban the import of fertilizers from RF until the introduction of anti-dumping measures

Today, on March 14, 2018, at a government meeting the Prime Minister Vladimir Groisman supported the initiative of the Minister of Internal Affairs Arsen Avakov to ban the import of Russian mineral fertilizers.  This decision will remain in force until the introduction of increased import duties as an anti-dumping measure. "In Ukraine, more than 30 thousand people have no jobs because Russian enterprises practice dumping.  I believe that it is necessary to impose an embargo now, and then take a... more

Arsen Avakov: Dobrobaty – It’s Good united with a Will! Every soldier of Dobrobaty deserves Ukraine’s gratitude for his/her heroic deeds!

Today, on March 14, 2018, on the Day of the Ukrainian Volunteer[i], the Minister of Internal Affairs awarded state decorations and badges of merit to the defenders of Ukraine, who returned from the front line to serve in the police and the National Guard. "Good united with a will, it is about you! Courage, honor, glory is all about you, volunteers.  During the war, 232 volunteers were killed, and 799 were injured.  Among them were many of our friends.  The... more

Arsen Avakov: Together with the European Business Association we have discussed how to build a safe, comfortable and legitimate business environment in Ukraine

Today, on March 13, 2018, the Minister of the Internal Affairs met with the representatives of the European Business Association, the largest business association in Ukraine numbering 900 companies. Arsen Avakov is the first Minister of Internal Affairs, who held a similar meeting. The parties discussed the cooperation of business and law enforcement agencies in countering crimes in the sphere of economics and intellectual property, preventing theft from heavy truck transport and logistics networks, and the protection of telecommunications networks.... more

Arsen Avakov: The removal of tents near the Verkhovna Rada was the investigative actions sanctioned by the court, and not the forcible dispersal

The Minister of Internal Affairs does not think, that dismantling of the tent camp of supporters of former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili on March 3, 2018, was, in fact, a forcible dispersal of the protesters.  It was an adequate decision by law enforcement agencies to dismantle tents where ammunition was found:  nine RGD-5 grenades, Molotov cocktails and five smoke bombs. "I do not think that this is called "the forcible dispersal".  When you talk about the violent power dispersal, let... more

Arsen Avakov urges the Verkhovna Rada to amend the CPC of Ukraine and repeal the “Lozovoi amendments”

If these amendments are not abolished or adapted to the real practice, then from March 15 the work of law enforcement bodies may be paralyzed. This was announced on April 13, 2018, by the Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine. On October 3, 2017, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine has approved the draft law No. 6232 "On Some Amendments to the Code of Commercial Procedure of Ukraine, the Civil Procedure Code of Ukraine, the Code of Administrative Proceedings of Ukraine... more