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

Arsen Avakov: Ukraine and Great Britain will join forces to fight Russian hackers

Ukraine and Great Britain will sign a Memorandum of cooperation in the field of combating organized crime and cybercrime.  The Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine reported this after negotiations with Ben Wallace, the UK Minister of State for Security and Economic Crime. Their working meeting took place on March 6, 2018, in London, UK.  On March 5, 2018, the Minister of Internal Affairs Arsen Avakov and the head of the National Police of Ukraine Sergey Knyazev have arrived on... more

The Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine met with the Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police in London

During a working visit to Great Britain, the Minister of Internal Affairs Arsen Avakov and head of the National Police Sergey Knyazev met with the Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police in London Cressida Dick.  The parties discussed possible cooperation in the introduction of modern digital technologies to the work of law enforcement agencies.  In particular, they considered the introduction of an automated video recording system for violations of traffic rules and a system of criminal analysis. "To ensure efficient work... more

Arsen Avakov: Ukrainian border guards were officially exchanged for Russian “ihtamnety” – this is how the hybrid war looks like

On March 2, 2018, on the neutral strip of the Russian-Ukrainian state border near the checkpoint "Goptovka" in the Kharkiv region, two Ukrainian border guards were exchanged for two FSB officers in the "two-by-two" format. Reminder: on October 3, 2017, two Ukrainian border guards, SBSU captains Igor Dzyubak and Bogdan Marzon, were abducted by the Russian FSB (Federal Security Service) in the Sumy region on the border with Russia.  On October 4, the State Border Service of Ukraine announced the... more

Arsen Avakov: we opened in Mariupol a MIA Service Center and TsNAP in the same location – we are introducing a single standard of state services for everybody

On Friday, February 23, was officially launched the new MIA Service Center №1441 which is located on the same premises as the Mariupol Center of Administrative Services (TsNAP). Territorial SC №1441 of the MIA Regional Service Center in Donetsk region is located at Donetsk region, Mariupol, Zaporozhye highway, 2, Commercial Center "PortCity". The Service Center provides a full range of services for the state registration and re-registration of vehicles, the issuance and replacement of driving licenses, and the issuance of... more

Arsen Avakov: pensions will be recalculated for all retired employees of the Ministry of Internal Affairs system

From January 1, 2018, all categories of the MIA retirees will receive monthly pension payments taking into account the indexation of pay services. Also, during the next three years in a phased manner additional after-payments will be made to cover the year 2016 when there was no recalculation of pensions. On February 21, 2018, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine decided to raise pensions for servicemen.  The Prime Minister Vladimir Groisman declared that on January 1, 2018, retirement payments would... more

Arsen Avakov: I am forced to initiate a Cabinet of Ministers resolution to terminate the protection of judicial institutions by the NPU and the National Guard

The Minister of Internal Affairs stated that he was forced to submit to the government a draft resolution on the termination of the protection of judicial institutions by the National Police and National Guard.  This decision resulted from the sabotage by the judiciary administration.  The head of the MIA informed that the judge of the Shevchenkivskyi district court of Kiev released from arrest the person who inflicted a gunshot wound to the policeman who was guarding the court against the... more

Arsen Avakov: Ukraine starts active cooperation in law enforcement area with South Korea

The Minister of Internal Affairs announced this today, on February 16, 2018, during a meeting with the Ambassador of South Korea Lee Yang-goo. "The Ministry of Internal Affairs is deepening its cooperation with South Korean partners in law enforcement area: we are simplifying the procedures for the exchange of operational data, and improve the interaction of the cyber police units.  We have also agreed on organizing training for criminologists on an exchange program, "Arsen Avakov said. Also, the MIA will... more

Arsen Avakov: we are negotiating the visa-free regime with South Korea for Ukrainian citizens

The Minister of the Internal Affairs paid a working visit to the Republic of Korea. "South Korea.  Do we need a visa-free regime with the 11th economy of the world? It is a rhetorical question!  I am very glad that we have managed to come close to an agreement on this issue",   - stated the head of MIA. According to him, during the visit to Seoul the delegation of the Ministry of Internal Affairs was able to discuss some key... more

Arsen Avakov: Ukraine and Georgia are ready to reach agreement on mutual recognition of driving licenses

The Minister of Internal Affairs announced this today, February 5, 2018, at a meeting with Mr. Gela Dumbadze, the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Georgia to Ukraine. During the meeting, the sides appreciated the high efficiency of interagency cooperation between the Ministries of Internal Affairs of Ukraine and Georgia, in particular in the field of policing. "Currently, the priority areas for cooperation are the preparation of an Agreement between the Governments of Ukraine and Georgia on mutual recognition and exchange... more