Arsen Avakov: Ukraine and Canada strengthen cooperation in the field of migration and mobility

Today, April 21, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba, the Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine Arsen Avakov, and the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship of Canada Marco Mendicino solemnly opened the first founding meeting of the Ukrainian-Canadian Working Group on Mobility. The Minister of Internal Affairs stated that today started an essential stage in Ukraine's relations with friendly Canada, a country where many Ukrainians live. The working group's agenda includes a wide range of issues... more

Arsen Avakov: The time for unity!

Today, on April 16, Arsen Avakov published his position on the growing military threat from the Russian Federation. “Putin’s regime is once again accumulating military forces near Ukraine's borders, threatening new aggression! Mad dog is again at our gate… We are accustomed to it - we are on our land and will defend ourselves! Today, it is vital to respond to the threat in a level-headed and adequate way - by concentrating all patriotic forces of Ukraine around one common... more

Arsen Avakov: Car dealerships themselves began to register new vehicles

On April 6, a new initiative has been launched in Ukraine - car dealerships have acquired the right to register new vehicles.  The Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine Arsen Avakov announced this. “From now on, you can easily register the purchased new car right at the car dealership and receive a full set of documents and license plates without visiting the MIA service center.  The first car has already been registered today - just in 10 minutes!  Dreams should... more

Ukraine and Qatar signed intergovernmental agreements on cooperation in law enforcement

The signing ceremony took place today, on April 5, as part of the visit of the Ukrainian delegation led by the President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky, to the State of Qatar. “As part of the President of Ukraine's official visit to the State of Qatar, I signed a Memorandum of Cooperation in the field of preventing and combating crime with the Prime Minister - Minister of the Interior of Qatar Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdul Aziz al-Thani.  Further, we... more

Arsen Avakov: Ukraine and France are successfully implementing a joint project of modernization of the JSC Ukrainian Railways

On April 2, a telephone conversation took place between the co-chairs of the Mixed Ukrainian-French Intergovernmental Commission on Economic Cooperation - Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine Arsen Avakov and Minister of Economy, Finance and Economic Recovery of France Bruno Le Maire. The parties discussed intergovernmental interaction issues, the results of the Mixed Ukrainian-French Intergovernmental Commission on Economic Cooperation activities, and a strategy for the further development of cooperation. The parties also discussed the progress of the project to modernize... more

Arsen Avakov: The Milan Court of Appeals has fully acquitted Vitaly Markiv.

The Minister of Internal Affairs Arsen Avakov announced this in the evening of November 3, after the closure of a session of the Court of Appeal of Milan (Italy) in the case of the National Guard soldier Vitaly Markiv.  He was in prison for more than three years on an absurd charge of involvement in the death of Italian journalist Andrea Rockelli.  Throughout this time, the MIA has been working systematically to cancel the unjust sentence. "Markiv is free!  This... more

Arsen Avakov urged candidates and parties to strictly abide by the law and not to destabilize the situation in their electoral constituencies.

Today, on August 8, the Minister of Internal Affairs Arsen Avakov publicly addressed the participants of the election process in connection with the official launch of the election campaign and the start of local elections in Ukraine. He called for these elections to be held precisely, cleanly, and honestly. "In Ukraine, the election campaign has officially launched, and local elections have started. In a few days, the registered candidates will start campaigning.  I want to appeal to all participants in... more

Arsen Avakov: MIA units will ensure security and tranquility in the streets of Uman during Rosh Hashanah

About 3000 pilgrims will visit Uman this year to celebrate Rosh Hashanah.  The Ministry of Internal Affairs will ensure that the celebration is held calmly and securely.  The main tasks of the MIA units for this period are to ensure public order and observance of anti-epidemic restrictions. The Minister of Internal Affairs Arsen Avakov stated this today, on August 7, during a meeting with the head of the National Police Igor Klimenko, Mayor of Uman (Cherkasy region)  Alexander Cebriy, representatives... more

The Cabinet of Ministers has closed the entry to Ukraine for foreigners for a month

To prevent the spread of the second wave of acute respiratory disease СOVID-19 on the territory of Ukraine, the government supported the initiative of the Ministry of Internal Affairs - to restrict the entry of foreigners into the country from 00:00 hours on August 29 to 00:00 hours on September 28.  The Minister of Internal Affairs Arsen Avakov announced this today, on August 26. "MIA proposes to amend the CMU Decree № 641 "On the establishment of quarantine and the... more

Minister of Internal Affairs met with the chief editor of the Kyiv bureau of Radio Liberty.

Today, on August 26, Minister of Internal Affairs Arsen Avakov held a meeting with Inna Kuznetsova, editor-in-chief of the Kyiv bureau of Radio Liberty, and lawyer Oksana Maksymeniuk. The meeting was also attended by the Deputy Minister Anton Gerashchenko, the First Deputy Head of the National Police Yevhen Koval, the Head of the NPU Criminal Investigation Department Vadim Dzyubinsky, and the Director of the MIA Communications Department Artem Shevchenko. The editor-in-chief and the lawyer were informed, according to the current... more

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