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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

Denis Shmygal: Avakov demonstrates experience and competence in crisis management

Today, on June 11, at a press conference dedicated to the first 100 days of work of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine, the Prime Minister Denis Shmygal commented on the recent report of the Minister of Internal Affairs Arsen Avakov in Parliament, the results of his work during the crisis, as well as the role of the Ministry of Internal Affairs in ensuring law and order in the country. "During the report in the Verkhovna Rada, Arsen Avakov answered... more

Police detained members of an armed gang involved in a shootout in Brovary

On June 2, as part of a criminal proceeding into the banditry, employees of the Criminal Investigation Department of Kyiv regional police jointly with special forces detained in the capital, Brovary and Irpen 13 persons led by a criminal kingpin nicknamed "Viha" or "Zhuravel" (Crane).  They are suspected of banditry and attempted premeditated murder of two or more persons. Investigation of the armed clash in Brovary established that it was these armed people who "acted" on the part of local... more

Arsen Avakov: 20 participants in the shootout in Brovary already arrested, next in line are instigators

The court selected for suspects preventive measure in the form of 60-day detention without the right to bail. Suspicion was declared to two persons in absentia, and they were put on the wanted list. Now is the turn of the instigators of the crime. The Minister of Internal Affairs Arsen Avakov announced this today, on June 1. "The court decided to choose for 20 suspects in the case of shooting in Brovary a preventive measure in the form of 60-day... more

Arsen Avakov: the system for photo and video fixation of traffic violations was launched today.

On June 1, the system for automatic fixation of speeding started to operate. Already in the first 8 minutes of 45 cameras in Kyiv recorded 262 speedings, though the maximum speed was set at 103 km/h. The cameras are installed in places of the highest concentration of accidents. In the beginning, only facts of speeding will be recorded in automatic mode. A little later, the system will also record other violations of traffic rules. The fine for overspeed by more... more