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The Ministry of Internal Affairs returns the stolen canvas of Paul Signac “The port of La Rochelle” to France

Today, on April 23, the Minister of Internal Affairs handed to the Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of France to Ukraine Isabelle Dumont the picture of Paul Signac "The port of La Rochelle” (1915), which was stolen by Ukrainian criminals from the museum of Nancy (France). Soon the canvas will return to the museum. The Paul Signac painting "The port of La Rochelle" (1915), worth 1.5 million euros, was stolen from the museum of the French city of Nancy last year. ... more

Arsen Avakov: We have ensured fair and safe elections – this means a new culture of the electoral process!

The Ministry of Internal Affairs handled the tasks it faced: there were no mass violations of public order, and the minor electoral violations recorded did not affect the election results.  The Minister of Internal Affairs is confident that the MIA staff will be able further to provide for calm and order in the country.  He stated this on April 21, 2019, during a meeting with international observers. Before the meeting with the Minister, international experts familiarized themselves with the work... more

Arsen Avakov: Good performance of the criminal investigation department is the foundation of the public safety service

The Minister of the Internal Affairs said it today, on April 15, during the ceremony of awarding of criminal investigation officers on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the creation of the service. “The work of the service is based on three principles: dedication, loyalty to the Ukrainian people and courage.  For most employees, the criminal investigation is their life, a system of values ​​and priorities.  We are a team here. A team of like-minded people, where everyone secures... more

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

Arsen Avakov: VOTE HONESTLY! WE WILL PROTECT YOU AND YOUR VOTE

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