Arsen Avakov: The presidential election should not be a life-changing event

Arsen Avakov published an essay "Without hatred!" where he analyzes the level of the political confrontation of candidates before the second round of presidential elections and draws attention to the inadmissibility of the radicalization of society. The politician posted this essay on his Facebook page. Just in the first few minutes, the post received half a thousand "likes" from its readers. Without hate! Arsen Avakov Seven days till the second round of presidential elections in Ukraine. The aggressiveness of the... more

John Herbst: The clear stand of MIA is a guarantee of the legitimacy of elections in Ukraine

Today, on April 12, the Minister of Internal Affairs Arsen Avakov met with a delegation from the American think tank Atlantic Council. The event was attended  by the former US Ambassador to Ukraine, the Director of the Atlantic Council's Eurasia Center John Herbst, the former US Ambassador to Ukraine and a Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution's Center on the United States and Europe as well as the Director of Brookings' Arms Control Initiative Steven Pifer, the Vice President, Research... more

Arsen Avakov: We respect the choice of the Ukrainian people and will be able to secure the democratic elections

The Minister of Internal Affairs stated this today, on April 11, at his speech on the discussion platform “Values, Choice, and their Protection” during the XII Kyiv Security Forum. “Security is an essential component of any democratic state.  There is personal, public, and informational security, and also one more key component of security: election security.  The country will receive free democratic elections only if any citizen will be confident in the possibility of free choice and will be sure that... more

Arsen Avakov: Ukrainian society now will not allow the president to cross the red line

The Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine stated this today, on April 11, on the margins of the XII Kiev Security Forum. Arsen Avakov noted that law enforcement officers continue to record the bribery of voters and prevent the distribution of money to vote for one of the candidates for the presidency of Ukraine. “We are preventing the deployment of “election networks”, and I think we act successfully. For example, yesterday it happened in the Chernihiv region.  In Vasilkov, Kyiv... more

International observers praised the work of the Ministry of Internal Affairs during the first round of the presidential elections in Ukraine

The professional and efficient work of law enforcement bodies provided for the voting to take place on March 31 without incidents and external interference.  It is evidenced by the results of the evaluation of the electoral process by international observer missions. 2157 international observers were registered in the presidential elections of Ukraine and almost one and a half thousand of them closely cooperated with the MIA. The OSCE mission assured that the voting went smoothly and without systemic violations.  The... more

Arsen Avakov: Elections are progressing smoothly, the situation is under control

Today, on March 31, a meeting took place between the Minister of Internal Affairs Arsen Avakov and representatives of the OSCE, theUkrainian Congress Committee of America, the Ukrainian World Congress, and the Canadian Observation Mission.  The parties discussed the issue of providing law and order and security during the election of the President of Ukraine. “To ensure safe and transparent elections, the Ministry of Internal Affairs has conducted extensive preparatory work. Taking into account the experience, gained during the previous... more


The Minister of Internal Affairs reported what forces and means would be used to ensure a free vote during the presidential elections in Ukraine on March 31, 2019.  He wrote this on his Facebook page today, on March 29, 2019. "Dear citizens of Ukraine, you should learn from me, as the Minister of Internal Affairs, several important things on the eve of the vote", - the head of MIA addressed the Ukrainians". “The security of your voting in the March... more

Arsen Avakov presented at the US Institute of Peace a Strategy of the restoration of the integrity of Ukraine and de-occupation of the Donbas

During the last five years, Russia has been waging a hybrid war against Ukraine.  No existing means of terminating the active phase of aggression and the return of the territory of Ukraine are working. Therefore, the Ministry of Internal Affairs proposes new mechanisms that will help return the occupied territories of Donbas. Arsen Avakov stated this today, February 12, during a Round Table at the Institute of Peace (Washington, USA). “Our strategic mission is to restore the sovereignty and territorial... more

Arsen Avakov: Dirty election campaign creates in society an air of mutual hatred

The Minister of Internal Affairs urged all candidates for the presidency of Ukraine to demonstrate to the Ukrainian people fair elections instead of sowing hatred and organizing mutual provocations. On his Facebook page, Arsen Avakov addressed the participants of the election race:  “50 days before the elections.  44 candidates.  Parties and activists.  Gloomy personalities with brass knuckles and bottles of green dye in pockets. Сar bombs, battles between agitators, bribery, and counter-bribery. Information war and competition in populism up to... more

Arsen Avakov: Police detained a suspect in the attack on the newspaper office in Kherson

The Minister of Internal Affairs reported that the police detained the head of the Kherson regional organization of the Socialist Party of Ukraine suspected in attacking the office of the newspaper Novy Den (New Day).  The incident happened on January 18 in Kherson, during a press conference in the newspaper press club. Some unknown persons sprayed tear gas and opened fire with a traumatic pistol. “A check is carried out on the detainee’s involvement in a violent incident in the... more

Arsen Avakov: All presidential candidates in Ukraine will receive protection without any preferences

The Minister of Internal Affairs announced this on January 14, 2019, during a meeting on the coordination of mechanisms to ensure public safety and the legality of elections in Ukraine. “At the meeting in the MIA with the participation of members of the CEC, the Opora (Pillar)  Civil Network, the MIA Board and the leadership of the National Police of Ukraine, we agreed on mechanisms for ensuring public safety and the legality of the elections.  We will act in a... more

Arsen Avakov: Ukraine launched the Unified airborne public safety and security system of the Ministry of Internal Affairs. First helicopters arrived.

Today, on December 21, the first two Airbus H225 Super Puma helicopters were commissioned at the Boryspil airport near Kiev.  One machine will work in the SES, the second - in the National Guard.  Until the end of 2021, the Ministry of Internal Affairs will receive 55 Airbus helicopters under the Ukrainian-French contract. The ceremony of delivery the helicopters was attended by the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, the Minister of Internal Affairs Arsen Avakov, the heads of the central... more